First Book Publish:2009
Books in series: 3
Avg. Book Rating:7.8
The Adventures of Julius Chancer: Volume One (Julius Chancer Book 1)
First published: August 3rd 2009Rating: 7.52 stars
GoodReads:The Adventures of Julius Chancer: Volume One
Fun, old-fashioned action and adventure as our hero Julius Chancer (historical research assistant) and beautiful sidekick Lily (silent-film actress) embark on a quest to find the rare, possibly imaginary, rainbow orchid. Fans of Tintin will really enjoy this! There are two more volumes on order at SPL.
The Adventures Of Julius Chancer: The Rainbow Orchid V.2 (Julius Chancer Book 2)
First published: December 31st 2016Rating: 7.92 stars
GoodReads:The Adventures Of Julius Chancer: The Rainbow Orchid V.2
I was drawn (ha, no pun intended) to these books as I’m a huge Tintin fan, and this series is clearly an attempt to do something similar. Plot-wise, Garen Ewing hits all the right beats, and it’s an exciting adventure so far, but the actual telling lacks Herge’s fleetness, with some pages so bogged down in exposition that there’s hardly any room for the pictures.
The Adventures Of Julius Chancer: The Rainbow Orchid V.3 (Julius Chancer Book 3)
First published: April 1st 2012Rating: 8.1 stars
GoodReads:The Adventures Of Julius Chancer: The Rainbow Orchid V.3
Concluding volume where our plucky heroes finally set eyes on the illusive rainbow orchid. I have really enjoyed this series and think kids who like adventure comics will like it as well. I only have 2 small quibbles with this final volume: 1) while it is authentic to have characters speaking Kalasha, there is no translation! Of course you can tell from the pictures (the artwork is really beautiful) what is going on, but it is still frustrating. 2) The book does not end with the villains facing