Despite the comedic elements, the setting, and the cast, this is a proper mystery. There are plenty of (potentially) guilty parties, red herrings, and twists.
What is my ultimate feeling for Compendium, then? It’s a strong technical book that is over too quickly. Here’s hoping we see some more of Curtis’ work soon.
Tam’s hybrid of military action, character drama and tense western works wonderfully. His respect for the subject matter is evident.
Other than the minor quibbles, Black Womb did what all great series openers should: it laid down a strong foundation for the future and provided an entertaining read on its own.
The events get started with an unnamed girl dreamily wandering about a wooded area. Was it a nightmare?