It is an age when monsters rule the world, soaring through the sky, treading the earth and filling the seas. Humanity survives on the fringes, relying on a special kind of hero to defend the people from danger – the Monster Hunters!
In the opening volume of the series, hunting giant man-eating beasts is no job for the weak-hearted, but along with courage, it takes skill and experience to be a good Hunter. It also takes good teamwork. Raiga and his comrades are experts now, but when they started down the path of the Monster Hunter, they lacked these qualities. When they head off to confront the dragon-like Queropeco, they quickly learn that this flaw could cost them dearly…
“MONSTER HUNTER: FLASH HUNTER is based on Capcom’s bestselling game property that has sold more than 33 million units across four game titles, “ says Michael Montesa, Editor. “Fans of the video game will not want to miss this action-driven new fantasy series that offers a whole new way to enjoy the popular storyline and characters.”
The opening volume introduces us to 3 main characters: Raiga, Torche and Keres. Raiga is the reckless one who often jumps into things without thinking but cares about his comrades a lot. Keres is the coolheaded strategy guy, introduced to Raiga but an old man, who also has killer aim that proves he is no rookie. Torche, the only female companion is shunned by the other hunters due to her laid back attitude and way of speaking.
We start out with the team on their final hunt and by chapter two we learn how the 3 member team comes together on their journey to become full fledge Monster Hunters. Along the way we learn a lot of bout Raiga’s childhood but not much about the others. Never played the game it was based on or read the Flash Hunter novels but its a fun monster fantasy romp.
Volume 1 drops April 12th. Pickup your copy over at Amazon.com