Pythagoras (the triangle guy) is about to learn that no good deed goes unpunished when he frees a slave named Zalmoxis and takes him under his wing.
On a journey that takes them around the world to get answers on one of his calculations, the pair meet a priestess of Hecate and a slave girl.
After years of learning and teaching mathematics, Pythagoras travels a lot and isn’t home to see what Zalmoxis and the others are up to, using mathematics and magic they grant themselves immortality, shape shifting, strength and the power to hypnotise, only down size is they need to drink human blood.
Wanting to give the same gift to their mentor they attack Pythagoras and force it upon him.
There isn’t much that really happens in this book, although it over 50 pages it contains very little in the way of content until the last few pages. Throughout the book we’re introduced to the supernatural world in the form of meditations leading to conversations with Gods, it isn’t until the end that we see what this book is really about.
They take to drinking blood very quickly and are not shocked, scared or remorseful after they kill their first victim, then for no reason mention staying out of the sun, I guess jumping to conclusions is also one of their new abilities.
The book drags in what I’m sure is meant to be the character development parts, but what we get are pointless scenes like Pythagoras and Zalmoxis sharing a night of passion that isn’t built to or mentioned again.
The dialogue boxes tell the real story throughout the book and at times feel a little too much.
I know a first issue needs to give as much information as possible. While the art is simple its not bad, with the amount of dialogue to be read each page it makes it easier with the simpler art style.
Halfway through I was ready to give up and stop but I’m glad I stuck around until the end, now the real story has started I’m interested in the next issue,I want to see how Pythagoras deals with forced immortality.
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