I have been wanting to write about this comic series since the beginning of this blog. I mentioned to everyone in my little bio that I am a fan of graphic novels. One of my favorites, is The Dreamer by Lora Innes.
What makes me love this series? Truly, it is how Lora Innes has been able to bring history, something that I love to dive into, to life. She does not make it into a story of the fables and legends no, she researched and brought to life parts of the war that I can tell you I was never taught in school. (which reminds me of that musical, check out 1776, it is a great musical)
When I decided that I wanted to major in American History, I asked myself what parts of the history would I like to focus on. One of the many subjects was the Revolutionary War, which has always been a big deal for me, since it was the beginning of the United States of America.
In high school and even middle school they had always focused on the Declaration of Independence and after the war, than the actual Revolution itself. I knew nothing about Knowlton’s Rangers or Nathan Hale. I have in the past few years learned more about John Adams than what is portrayed in history books. Lora helps to bring that time period and the people who lived that time to life like never before.
Another thing that helped me love the series is the artwork and that it is a webcomic (you can now buy the series in bookstores). Lora updates the comic every Wednesday and Friday. She is currently finishing Issue 13.
I would highly recommend this series to all those who love graphic novels or are history fans, yes there is romance, but that does not hinder the greatness of this series, it actually makes it interesting and fun to read.
Check it out: www.thedreamercomic.com