Adventuregame Comics: Leviathan, Book 1

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Graphic novel is part game, part comics, all fun.

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Occult content

While the concept is very clever and fun, I think parents should be aware of both subtle and more obvious occult content. When the occult is mentioned, it is part of the main character’s story line and is mentioned in more of a positive than negative light. There is a page with a pentagram and other tarot card symbols (that’s the subtle part). The main character is encouraged by her mother to pray to leviathan (widely believed in both dark and light religious circles to be a real demon). She is taught what divination is and is longing to know if she has the power to divine as it is considered in the story a positive power to possess. She is told by a sorcerer that she can create other worlds with her mind that everyone else will live in, and later has a strange “breakdown” based on the “collective hallucination”. She is told, by the same sorcerer, that the honor of bearing the powerful starlight wand that wields control over leviathan will be given to the one who “demonstrates the gift of deception”. In the very least it seems that the book aims to desensitize children to occult language and symbols and ideas, and perhaps at most to have their curiosity piqued so that they are drawn toward the occult.
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