Ah! I don’t know how I’ve gone so long with out reading this wonderful season. Imagine the emotional impact of the novel Watership Down set in the middle ages. Petersen’s art is spectacular. He manages to spectacularly captures the scope of the mice’s world and the dangers they are constantly in. The Mouse Guard exists to make life easier for all of micedom. They guard the roads between various villages and keep valuable records and weapons in the protected fort of LockHaven. In the Fall of 1152 however all the guard stand for is threatened by an invasion force supposedly lead by the legendary Black Axe. Three guards: Lieam, Kenzie and Saxon stumble upon the plot and are in the midst of the battle to protect Lockhaven.
This is a wonderful all ages read. The story grabs you right away, Petersen deftly explains the world of Mouse Guard through character interaction and action scenes. I will be devouring the other volumes in this series ASAP.