Hello Gemmies! I have an entertaining review to share with you today. Vampire Huntress Dawn & Darkness is the first and only graphic novel in the Vampire Huntress Series by L.A. Banks. With the resurgence in popularity in vampire novels, I thought it would be fun to revisit my all time favorite vampy series, The Vampire Huntress Legend by L.A. Banks. I actually never got to read the comics before so this was a treat. This graphic novel is a compilation of issues 1- 4 in the comic series. Dawn & Darkness is meant to be an epilogue to the series and takes place after Book 12, The Thirteenth. I cannot stress enough, It is essential to have read the book series to get the most out of this storyline.
Three artists contributed to the artwork in this graphic novel, Brett Booth, Greg Titus, and N. Steven Harris. I love Brett Booth's artwork and aesthetic and wish he would have done the entire series. I found the quality of the illustrations was lost a little with the other two artists. Their different drawing styles took away from the tone that was set by Brett in Book One. The covers, also drawn by Brett Booth were beautifully done and incredibly detailed.
The storyline fits well into the overall series and retains the sexy, tough, mystical feel of the novels. The story starts right after the events of The Thirteenth so if you haven't read the novels you will be completely lost. I didn't realize how much I missed this world and characters. I'll definitely do a re-read of all 12 books now! Published by Dynamite, Vampire Huntress Dawn and Darkness is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give this gem 4 out of 5 gems. I'm looking forward to re-reading the entire series. Happy Reading!