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Scarlet Rose #1: "I Knew I'd Meet You" - Patricia Lyfoung

Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley

 

                Personally, this was a bit too cute for me and some of the plot (like Maud’s fencing lessons) didn’t quite for me.  However, if you have a young daughter, you might want to give her a copy of this comic.

 

                Scarlet Rose details the story of Maud and her obsession with the Fox (aka the French Zorro).  She becomes an outlaw to right wrongs. 

 

                The tone is a bit too much soap opera, though Maud is a character of strength.  Her desire to do right and her skill with the blade are established early on, and unlike the later fencing lessons, her knowledge about swordplay does make sense.  The style is very like anime, and well done.

 

                It is an interesting female take on Robin Hood or the Three Musketeers.