Thursday, December 13, 2007

Berkely's First Manga Cover

Book: Dark Hunger
Author: Christine Feehan

Wow, I'm a little late but this intrigued me. Berkley has released their first manga version book in the form of Christine Feehan's Dark Hunger. Here is the cover.

Riordan is an immortal Carpathian male, trapped and caged, his honor compromised by his captors. They're in his mind. They're in his blood. And not one can withstand his desire for revenge.

Juliette is an activist devoted to liberating animals from a secret jungle lab. What she stumbles upon is a prisoner like no other. She will release him from his bonds. He will release her from her inhibitions.

We first read Dark Hunger in Hot Blooded, the Anthology that featured Feehan as well as Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly and Angela Knight. That story was converted into a manga (comic book) version stocked with animated pictures *pows, bangs and arghh's* -- *hehe*.

I'm not big on comic books, other than Archie and Veronica, but from what I hear this version of Dark Hunger is more "American-Manga" as opposed to the originator of the style: Japanese-Manga. In other words it's a not-so-up-to-par imitation of real Manga.

This has dedicated Manga readers a little peeved as well as the paranormal romance readers who ordered Dark Hunger thinking they were getting a traditional Feehan romance, not a "comic book". I'm not too sure how they missed that but I suppose if one is not familiar with the term 'manga' it could very well happen.

So for clarification purposes If you want to read Dark Hunger in it's original (normal) formatting then pick up the Hot Blooded Anthology. If you want to take a chance on a comic version then try your luck with Dark Hunger. Same book. Different format.

Click here for excerpt Originally formatted version.

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