I’ll Just Go Ahead And Link To Someone Else’s Review Instead (Chris Schweizer’s Crogan’s Loyalty)
Tuesday, 19th June, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s a new Crogan book. Yay! Crogan’s Loyalty is the third installment in the patriarchal history of the Crogan family and this time it focuses on two brothers who were on opposite sides of the American War of Independence. Just like the two previous books (see here) this one is also framed by the present-day Crogan family with dad explaining to his sons that he and his brother had a falling out years ago and this segues to the story of their ancestors who also had a falling out in 1778. Only that time they were pointing muskets at each other.
It’s not about the war and in fact there are no major battles in this book at all. It’s about William Crogan who joined the Minuteman and Charles Crogan who remained loyal to the British Crown. The story doesn’t side with either party because as Dad Crogan says to his sons in the framing sequence, there were no good guys nor bad ones. William and Charles were just two people who fought for what they believed was right.
You know what, there’s a very good review over at Read About Comics and I fully concur with everything written there. It’s well written, not too preachy, fun for all ages with just the right amount of adventure, humour and tragedy all mixed in to create a rollicking good story. Chris Schweizer has written another solid Crogan book and I can’t wait for the next one.