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May 03, 2016

Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling

Delilah DirkDelilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling

By: Tony Cliff

She’s back and better than ever! The swashbuckling, uber-adventurer Delilah Dirk returns in the 2nd installment of the wonderful YA Graphic Fiction series by Tony Cliff. When Delilah is framed for espionage by a scheming opportunist her adventures abroad must cease and she is called back to the scariest place on earth…her home in England. Everything that she and her close friend thought they knew about each other will be tested and their spiritual connection may not withstand the stress. Ultimately, the question must be answered: Is Delilah Dirk willing to risk her wonderful friendship in order to save her reputation? The author, Tony Cliff, does a fantastic job of weaving funny and sincere storytelling amidst a backdrop of vibrant scenery and action shots. This book really strikes a chord with the topics of social class and human connection as well as offering the view point of a “stranger in a strange land”. In a fascinating way, the author give us a glimpse of society through the eyes of a Turk in early 19th-century England. This book has it all…sword fighting, witty retorts and Selim (Delilah’s trusty side-kick/friend/voice of reason) and brings the action to the reader in a most glorious way.

If you’re looking for something different or maybe want to check out a YA Graphic Fiction for the first time I highly recommend the Delilah Dirk series, especially this book “Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling”. Excellent read and a whole lot of fun. 5 out of 5 stars!

Review By: Anders Arnold