Tales of the Mist by Laura Suárez

Posted January 20, 2021 by Silvia in Manga & Graphic Novels / 14 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Tales of the Mist by Laura SuárezSeries: Stand-alone
Published by Europe Comics on May 20, 2020
Genres: Horror, Paranormal
Source: NetGalley
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A small village in northern Spain in the 1930s, where light had not yet reached the roads. Timeless legends in which pre-war realism and the paranormal would come face-to-face. A way to make sense of the darkness, death and mist of a demanding land. The tales of the mist are those you were told as a child, time and time again, on rainy afternoons and winter nights. They were told to you by your grandmother, your mother or even a neighbour, so that you would behave. You don’t know if you believe them, but they are told in your village, in the neighbouring one and in the whole region . . . so, they must be true, right?

Set in a small village in Galicia, Spain, during the 30s, this is a collection of short tales of mist and ghosts the author’s grandmother used to tell her while sitting by the kitchen firewood.

When we read—or are told—about folklore and superstitions, it’s easy to get enraptured. Then, if they are of the dark genre, it’s impossible not to get the creepy vibes that are assured to put us on edge . . . In this graphic novel, the chilling atmosphere envelops the reader the whole time, and the art style—which is kind of abstract—perfectly matches the theme. Sure enough, these paranormal tales are fascinating, they just end a bit too abruptly, leaving you feeling like they are incomplete. However, the explanation at the end of each tale about the legends behind them is a nice touch.

A fast and interesting read that will transport you to another place and time where, who knows, tales might have been more than just that . . .


About Silvia

Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . ♡

14 responses to “Tales of the Mist by Laura Suárez

    • Indeed, I would have loved for the stories to have a more complete ending. Still, I did appreciate the explanations behind each legend, that gave me a better understanding of them.

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