Book Review: The October Faction by Steve Niles

Title: The October Faction
Author: Steve Niles
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication Date: 11 August 2015
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US

The October Faction details the adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family… which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock. Because sometimes crazy is the glue that binds a family together. Collects the first six issues.

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I LOVED the artwork in this GN, the attention to detail, the style and darkness of it gave it a more historical Addams Family feel that was creepy yet comfortable.

Frederick Allan used to fight monsters, he is now retired and instead teaches, in this novel we follow him his wife Delores and their two children. They are a really strange group, I’ve alluded to the Addams Family in the look and this family almost have that feel, that disconnect whilst being connected. All complete individuals making a whole.

This first volume introduces us to the family, gets us familiar with the parts they play and gives us some real classic horror twists and turns along the way.

I had fun reading this and got through it in one enjoyable sitting, I’m chomping at the bit to get the next one read now!

NB I received a free copy of this graphic novel for my honest opinion via NetGalley

About Steve Niles:
Steve Niles is an American comic book author and novelist, known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society and Batman: Gotham County Line.


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I'm BrizzleLass, I am a bookworm and my book blog BrizzleLass Books is where I share my love of books by writing reviews, sharing guest posts from authors, interviews and even the odd bookish giveaway! I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. My personal blog is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me.

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