Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows
The dead plot against the living, the darkness closes in on Keyhouse, and a woman is shattered beyond repair, in the third storyline of the Eisner-nominated series. Dodge continues his relentless quest to find the key to the black door, and raises an army of shadows to wipe out anyone who might... show more
The dead plot against the living, the darkness closes in on Keyhouse, and a woman is shattered beyond repair, in the third storyline of the Eisner-nominated series. Dodge continues his relentless quest to find the key to the black door, and raises an army of shadows to wipe out anyone who might get in his way. Surrounded and outnumbered, the Locke children find themselves fighting a desperate battle, all alone, in a world where the night itself has become their enemy.
Publish date: August 24th 2010
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Pages no: 140
Edition language: English
Series: Locke & Key (#3)
It is telling that the real horror of vol. 3 is not the battle between the kids and the army of animated shadows, it is their mother's increasing alcoholism and loss of self control. There is a lot more potential horror in psychological deterioration and domestic violence than in regular old monster...
It had been awhile since I read the previous volume, but it didn't take me long to remember how awesome this series is. The plot is so imaginative, and the artwork is excellent.
I had left off 'Locke & Key' at the end of "Head Games" in 2012 when I reached the end of my library's collection. I really liked the series, but didn't seek out the rest of it. Luckily, my old roommate bought the box set and loaned it to me so I could see the end.'Crown of Shadows', fittingly enoug...
Alas, this definitely wasn't my favorite volume in this series so far. Let me tell you, things have gone to a very dark place at Keyhouse. While the first volume had me a little on edge because of all the violence, this one had me feeling a little icky because of all the darkness. I guess it's pro...
There is one major flaw that keeps this book from being utterly amazing - there is no true continuity between episodes. Yes, each one of them is great and yes each one reveals some crucial fact to the story as well as adds to the character development, but then characters just go on. I mean if you j...