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Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem

by Steve Niles, Matt Santoro (Author), Dave Wachter (Illustrator)

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Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem by Steve Niles is an omnibus collection of three comics that bring together the Golem of Prague story with an early WWII setting. A golem is used to protect an injured pilot whose plane has crashed outside of a Jewish village.

The location of the village and the timing of events are left sketchy. It's implied that the plane crash happened earlier in the war when the man who is now old enough to fight in the war was a boy. He explains how it was that the village made the ultimate sacrifice to save the pilot and their last line of defense, being the creation of a golem.

So now as things are looking especially bleak on the battlefront, the soldier must draw on his past experiences and decide if the same solution would work here. Whether or not his actions helped save his fellow soldiers is left up in the air though as the story is more about how he learned to make a golem, rather than how golems can be used or if they should. ( )
  pussreboots | Dec 26, 2014 |
So far I've only read Niles' "Cal MacDonald" series, which I love, so "A Tale of the Golem" appealed to me. Niles incorporates the Jewish folktale of the Golem into a WWII Jewish town invaded by the Nazis. It's a fairly straightforward tale with no unexpected plot devices. It is however, still quite an emotionally charged story and one I enjoyed reading. The art is black and white and beautiful, though violent images are aplenty; this is a story of war and cruelty. Something a little different, Not my favourite Niles by a far shot but I certainly enjoyed it. ( )
  ElizaJane | Mar 11, 2014 |
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A British plane crashes on the outskirts of a small Jewish town, drawing the attention of Nazi forces. To protect their homes and families, one man gives his life to create a creature of legend -- the golem. Following the orders of the man's grandson, the golem fights for the town and becomes a friend no one expected.… (more)

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