The Dark Ghost. After their violent visit to the hidden mouse city of Barkstone, Guards Kenzie and Saxon are held captive by a mouse long presumed dead. Could this stranger be the mastermind of a treacherous secret plot targeting the Guard’s home of Lockhaven? With Lieam hiding amongst the armored mice of the Axe, finding the whereabouts of an ancient weapon may be the only chance the trio has to prevent the army’s attack on their home.
“Sumptuously illustrated and smartly scripted by David Petersen, this comic evokes children's picture books…[but] has enough intelligence to keep adult eyes open…. His drawings – elegantly etched works brought to life with an autumnal palette – often left my eyes wide open.” -- Ed Hall, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Words and Balloons,” June 10, 2006
“The book is…unequivocally amazing to look at. I don’t know if writer/artist Peterson is British, but his art has that detailed, textural quality oft-seen in British illustration and comics. It lends the proceedings a grit that belies the cuteness of the leads and brings the forest to life as a moody setting. … MOUSE GUARD is the total package, lovingly crafted on every level… Peterson fully believes in his little heroes, and he’s created their world so expertly that you’ll believe in them too. A unique and noteworthy debut…” -- Dave Farabee, www.aintitcoolnews.com