Mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the
world's harsh conditions and predators. Thus the Mouse Guard
was formed. They are not simply soldiers that fight off intruders;
rather they are guides for common mice looking to journey
without confrontation from one hidden mouse village to another.
The Guard patrol borders, find safe ways and paths through
dangerous territories and treacherous terrain, watch weather
patterns, and keep the mouse territories free of predators.
They do so with fearless dedication so that they might not
just exist, but truly live...
Guard: Autumn 1152
follows the adventures of three of the Mouse Guard's finest
soldiers - Lieam, Saxon and Kenzie - as they seek to uncover
a traitorous plot against the Guard.
When all three of them set off in search of a missing merchant
mouse, they discover something that they'd never imagined
would infiltrate the Mouse Guard - a traitor among their own.
the story unfolds, and the Guard follow the clues, it soon
becomes apparent that the future of the Guard is in serious
jeopardy. Whether the organisation survives - and whether
the enforcers of mouse justice and security can continue to
defend their brethren - will depend on the actions of a few.
first thing to really hit you about this title is just how
wonderful the artwork is. While this alone does not make for
a great release, it does help to paper over a few tiny cracks,
the artwork is beautiful, I had a few issues with David Peterson's
writing. It's not that it was particularly bad, just that
in places it seemed to jump between being a kiddies tale to
being an adult tale. And some of the dialogue would have benefited
from being slightly reworded - some of it seemed a little
said, this is a pretty well executed title that will provide
a visual feast for its readers.