Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Disney's The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee
It's Stan Lee!
If you know the Marvel Universe series, you can't not know Stan Lee. We were so excited to hear about his latest teen/ young adult super heroes illustrated novel series - The Zodiac Legacy, especially because the super heroes in the series get their super human power from the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs! I have always been into ancient mystery (but there is science and technology too!), and our kids have just learnt all about the Chinese zodiac signs because of Chinese New Year, so this is right up our street.
The book we received from Disney to review is the first installment from the series - The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence. AND! It's a signed copy by Stan Lee himself too!
Disney's The Zodiac Legacy:Convergence "follows Steven Lee, a young Chinese-American teen who is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy surrounding twelve mystical pools of energy and a power-hungry, corrupt organization. When he and other randomly chosen teens around the world are suddenly gifted with magical powers, they're thrown into the middle of an epic global chase.
Steven and his friends have to learn how to master strange powers, outrun the super-powered mercenaries of the Vanguard, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac. Their greatest hopes and deepest fears will be brought to light by the powers of the zodiac!"
The novel is co-written by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore (writer, editor and award-winning comics editor), illustrated by Andie Tong (comics illustrator with an amazing portfolio!). You can read more about the 3 masterminds here.
I just finished reading the book, and it's so gripping! There were ancient mysteries alright, and twists, tense moments and cliff hangers! The last few pages left me thinking: "What?! He... Her?!" I need book 2 - The Dragon's Return!
I initially thought that it was just Steven (Steven Lee. Very clever!), who absorbed the zodiac power of Tiger, that will combat against the bad guy who has absorbed several zodiac powers. I was thinking: how on Earth is he going to do that? Then the story got even more interesting by introducing another 11 (my addition is correct here, it's a total of 13! You have to read it to understand) characters, each carrying a Zodiac power!
Each person bore the traits of their zodiac signs too, and my favourite character is definitely Kim the Rabbit. Timid like a bunny, but stronger than you think! You can read the preview: The Zodiac Archives here, and find out more about each character as well, and watch the video of Stan Lee discussing the book.
Although the series is written for teens and young adults, it will definitely appeal to adults as well.
The second book - Disney's The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon's Return was just released in January 2016 too.
You can also find out more about your Chinese zodiac sign through Stan Lee!
First, you can find out what your zodiac sign is through The Zodiac Legacy's zodiac sign generator. That's me in the picture!
And here is an interactive video featuring Stan Lee discussing the traits of each zodiac sign.
What is your sign?