I'm sad that "Gravel" is ending as this large story has been some of Ellis's most engaging writing of the last few years. A basic quest story with obvious obstacles, how Gravel has overcome them provided a lot of entertainment. More than that, the book has been a continuation of some of the ideas about England that Ellis has approached elsewhere, most notably in his short run on "Hellblazer." "Gravel" was rooted in England and its culture with old grudges based on location raised, and the lead always looked down upon by his 'betters.' Even if the character never returns, the ending here is a fitting one and, to be honest, where do you go after King of English Magicians? Read Full Review
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