Book Review: The Thief and the Sword

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Cleopatra in Space #2: The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack
Published by GRAPHIX on April 28th 2015
Pages: 192

Cleopatra's space adventure in the REALLY far future continues!When a mysterious thief steals the ancient sword Cleo recovered in CLEOPATRA IN SPACE, BOOK ONE: TARGET PRACTICE, Cleo is determined to get it back, but her teachers at Yasiro Academy forbid her from risking her life. Stuck at school, Cleo is having a hard time adjusting to her newfound popularity and responsibility. And when she learns more about the prophecy that names her the savior of the galaxy and the time tablets that could decide her fate, she must go on a dangerous journey to find them before they can fall into the wrong hands.


The Thief and the Sword is the second book in the graphic novel series Cleopatra in Space. Cleo has time traveled into a strange space atmosphere and basically saved the day in the first book. She’s become somewhat of a celebrity as she is the center of a prophecy that she will basically save the world from destruction. Or worlds? I like the mix of student life with the actual overlying plot. Cleo has a friend named Akila who is a bit jealous of her popularity, especially when the dance she coordinated is ruined by a thief. Cleo runs off after him and it causes quite a bit of chaos.

There’s a lot of scenes featuring our thief Anthony, who I think will play a larger role in the next graphic novel. He was swift and evaded our heroine with some witty one-liners. He even managed to swoon a girl in the process. It was all very charming and debonair. Cleopatra has a lot on her shoulders and is still adjusting to how everyone views her, so it’s nice to see such a cocky character in comparison.

The best thing about these graphic novels are the illustrations. The colors are so vibrant and vivid, I love soaking in every page of glorious illustrations. The plot goes by so quick that I always go back and relook at some of my favorite pages. I really have been enjoying this series and cannot wait for the next volume.


A great graphic novel series that will have readers get a glimp into mythology and science fiction all at once.

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