Good reads description:The highly anticipated sequel to the award winning “The Hockey Saint” taking place ten years after “Saint” ends. The legendary Jeremiah “Jake” Jacobson, now thirty two, has been the world’s best hockey player over his fourteen year career because of his out of this world talent level and his smart play. But he can’t stay on top forever, and when he starts making mistakes on the ice, his career and family life start to crumble.
At the same time, Tom Leonard, his agent and best friend, is completely overwhelmed by a project that he and Jake were supposed to be working on together. A project that could have a huge impact on people throughout their city in need of a helping hand. As Jake sinks deeper into a funk over his lost status due to his deteriorating play and the emergence of teammate and rookie phenom Barclay Pedersen, Tom realizes he’s on his own. At the same time he rediscovers someone from his past who he never thought he’d see again. In that burgeoning relationship, Tom discovers the importance of taking chances and starts to believe in himself.
Can Jake break out of his downward spiral and Tom finally find the courage to step out of Jake’s shadow?
My thoughts:There are so many different issues/topics that are covered in this graphic novel and I think that is possibly one of the greatest things about Hockey Karma. I obviously haven't read the first two novels which I think is why I didn't enjoy it as much as other people. There are different characters who are perfectly drawn and make the story that little bit more unique.
If your looking for a diverse book I would definitely recommend this one, you get equality/ diversity in a sport, some drug addiction and generally making your life better when you've done something that's not acceptable in society. At some points in the graphic novel the characters do lose some of their character and become a little flavourless but Howard pulls it back quickly.
The art work in this graphic novel is outstanding, it kind of reminded me of Noelle Stevenson's work. It's beautiful on screen and I guarantee from the images I've seen it's just as beautiful in physical edition.
I know this review is super short but honestly I don't want to spoil it for anyone. If you are interested in purchasing this novel it's out now, it was released 1st November of this year. Again I just want to thank Howard for letting me review his novel. Below I will add the information that's on his Goodreads account so you can get to know him that little bit more.