Rostov is still feeling the curse of his other self, not to mention a little down and out because Mariah has found another man in the form of Machiste when she should be with him. Mariah meets with Rostov and the two talk about their lives to which we see how their relationship went over the years and it then leads us back to the present. Jennifer now thinks she has found a cure, which it is of a sort. Rostov is soon separated from the wolf, but it still exists and is under his control though the bond is tenuous at best. This issue pretty much follows along the same vein as the last and even repeats part of it by going over Rostsov’s family history once again. What was more interesting was seeing some of Mariah’s past life of which we know very little, so that was nice in one respect. With the title still being a split book and sharing duties with a backup tale, this time being the Barren Earth, for Mike Grell to rehash so much of the previous issue was a bit of a crime. There is a little bit of action, though not a whole lot compared to what has happened in previous books, but it was at the very least, quite fun. For the moment our heroes are still stuck in the age of the Wizard Kings. It will be nice to see them return to their own time, the entire group hopefully, so things can get back to normal or at least as close as to what passes for it. There was also surprisingly little to do with Travis Morgan, which was actually kind of nice as we got to see a little more from the supporting cast instead. Soon enough though, the focus will shift back and there are sure to be some more solid adventuring tales going forward.
3.5 out of 5