Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring Reading 2016 Robin: Son of Batman, Volume 1: Year of Blood


"Change isn't only in a single moment. It takes a lifetime of moments to weave together the final tapestry of who we will become." How do you redeem a wrong? Is it even possible? Robin a.k.a Damian, is trying to atone for the Year of Blood (glad that one isn't on any calendars), that he undertook to prove his worth in the house of Al Ghul. With the faithful Ravi and his enormous protector Goliath, he begins returning the trophies he collected from around the world during that year. But someone is tracking him, or I should say Nobody is tracking him. It seems that Robin isn't the only one trying to live up to his father's legacy. The original wearer of the mask may be dead, but his daughter Maya has decided to wear it as she seeks revenge for her father's death. Readers are caught up in the action as Robin, Goliath, and Nobody take on South American cartels, cliff swifts in Iceland, mercenaries, and even Robin's own mother, Talia Al Ghul. Will the two of them ever settle their differences, or will one of them have to die?

Redemption is a tricky theme to work with, and so are forgiveness and family. Are we the result of nature, nurture, free choice? What voices do we hear in our heads? Should we listen to the words of our fathers, our mothers, the outside world, or our own hearts and consciences? As Damian and Maya try to sort out their futures and come to terms with their pasts, the only sure thing is that the world will not let them do so in quiet contemplation - there are always more battles to fight.

Juicy action scenes. Snarky comments. Secrets of the past revealed. Fans won't be bored as they follow along. Whether you are a newcomer to Robin stories or a faithful reader, there is plenty to capture your attention and hold it from cover to cover.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

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