Travis Morgan and his travelling companions, Shakira and Daimon, find themselves in a wintery climate, an area of Skartaris where the sun does not reach, lending to intense cold, snows and little to no daylight. They remain on their quest to find a cure for Jennifer, Morgan’s daughter, but it seems ever more daunting the farther they go. Stopping for the night, Daimon sets off to gather some wood he thinks he might have seen and after hearing a strange voice, discovering a strange temple and breaking into said building, he releases a vampire that was held captive there and as such, it bodes ill-tidings for everyone. Michael Fleisher and Ron Randall provide another fun adventure featuring our erstwhile hero, one that has taken him far from home and far from Tara and despite all that he has encountered, Morgan remains committed to completing his quest no matter the obstacle. In one respect, you have to admire the man for it, for whenever he sets his mind to something; he almost always accomplishes whatever it is he has set out to do. Yet, because of that single-mindedness, Morgan tends to forget all else and it usually hurts him in the end, one of those things usually being Tara. The threat our heroes face this issue are unlike any they have faced before, as she takes control of Daimon and some of the locals, transforming them into beings like herself so that they have power far greater than that of any normal man. Machiste and Mariah are still trying to get back to Kiro, on a mission much like Morgan is and the threats they face are just as dangerous, perhaps even more so as Machiste has been rendered fairly useless due to being tortured last issue. Both teams are up to their necks in trouble and the book is left on a cliff-hanger that promises much more excitement to come.
4 out of 5