Who likes a genre-bending adventure saga? If that’s you, the Small Press Spotlight has you covered this week. Fans of sci-fi, mythology, horror, fresh storytelling, and unique art will find something to enjoy in the pages of Hunt for the Solavore.
Written by Grant DeArmitt and illustrated and lettered by Lane Lloyd, the cosmic epic follows King Theosis and his people as they face off against The Solavore, an ancient evil being that feasts on the energy of suns, leaving solar systems to collapse and causing tremendous loss.
Read the synopsis below:
“For years, the Galactic Kingdom of the Morrigen had been protected by its latest ruler, the brave and brilliant KING THEOSIS. Committed to the freedom and safety of his people, King Theosis has led the Morrigen through decades of darkness, striving toward a future of progress and peace. But after so many battles, Theosis’s beard has gone white; the grip on his sword has grown weaker. And after a devastating personal loss, Theosis must summon a strength he’s never known to defeat the worst threat the Morrigen have ever seen.
Fortunately for Theosis, his husband ABBINOIR will be there to help. Wise and compassionate as any ruler his people have served, Abbinoir is Theosis’s personal strength. While the king is looking out for the kingdom, Abbinoir looks out for its king. And though he’s been doing it for all of Theosis’s reign, every new threat weighs more on his mind, none more so than the Solavore. After all, how can you protect a man who must protect a kingdom?
Not that he won’t have help. In facing this unheard-of crisis, Theosis will have at his command some of the best warriors in the entire galaxy: his own royal guard and the elite female warriors known as the VALKINAE. Together, they make up the best defense the Morrigen have.
But will they be enough?”
The 42-page book creates a fantasy world that has the technology of sci-fi with the aesthetic of a medieval epic. DeArmitt’s tale is paced well, with a nice balance of action and quiet, character-driven moments while Lloyd’s unique art style is bold and vibrant alongside a simple yet effective color palette.
For readers looking for a new world and mythology to get into, Hunt for the Solavore is a refreshing choice. Click here to order your copy.