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Sojourn #16

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002
By: Paul Dale Roberts

Creative Force: Ron Marz, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Justin Ponsor
Publisher: CGE

What a great way to trick the reader. In Sojourn #16’s beginning it appears that Arwyn and Gareth are intimate and Gareth is shocked to find Arwyn in his bed, he thought they were supposed to be platonic. When seeing this, I was shocked as when Mulder and Scully kissed for the first time on X-Files. Then…bam! It was all a dream, poor Gareth! Will Gareth ever have the chance to become Arwyn’s lover? Maybe after the mission is all over with, these two will actually hook up. The story is quite intriguing as the Ankharan known as Rahm leads Arwyn & Gareth to closed lower passages. When this corridor is finally opened, the air is filled with stench odor and Gareth has a hard time breathing this dead air, it reminded me of when they first opened up King Tut’s tomb. High intensity drama as Arwyn falls into some kind of pit. What I couldn’t understand is why Rahm who has angel wings didn’t follow Arwyn into the hole to save her? Arwyn literally stumbles upon the great artifact called the Dawn sword, with pure luck and fate on her side, she is about ready to turn the tide in war. Gareth must have been extremely worried that she was dead, if it wasn’t for her trusty dog Kreeg, perhaps Gareth and Rahm would have never found her. This issue delves into the Egyptian fantasy of mummies, secret passage ways, etc. It had all of the elements of the movies The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King. I loved the way Arwyn destroys the mummy who attacks her. Things are going to get plenty exciting as Rahm has now in his possession the Dawn Sword and is willing and ready to set his people free! I was horrified to see Ankharans sacrificed by being thrown off by a cliff. It the captors don’t get what they want, another Ankharan has their wings tied and thrown off the cliff! This is a chilling story!

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