The third and last volume in this adventure, set towards the end of WW1, will have readers on the edge of their seats as they become immersed in a tale of camaraderie, love triangles and mighty courage.
In volume 2, the aircraft of the mysterious Alexandre Marais, French flying ace disfigured during combat, was gunned down by a German alter ego answering to the name of Nikolaus Stipetic. Before his plane was taken down, Marais had witnessed the arrival within his squadron of the young Louis Laffite, whose recklessness in combat had led to him being somewhat pushed aside.
In this new “Faucheurs de vent” volume, Louis Lafitte refuses to become squadron leader as, governed by the code of honor, he does not know whether Alexandre Marais is dead or alive. In truth, Marais is still alive and being held a prisoner of the German army. Marais’ beautiful mistress, Gabrielle, at first completely devastated by his disappearance, gradually begins to fall for the intrepid… Lafitte! The story’s ending hangs in the mist!
Written by Thierry Lamy and illustrated by Cédric Fernandez (who also illustrated the “Saint-Exupéry” comic book), “Faucheurs de vent, volume 3 – Combats de chiens” will be a hit with those with a passion for air combat and breathtaking scenes, as well as those who love suspense.
“Faucheurs de vent, volume 3 – Combats de chiens” (Wind Assassins, volume 3 – Dog Fights) Éditions Glénat. €13.90. 48 pages. ISBN: 9782344033326.