Review by Frank Plowright
While Princess Adrienne has been flying around the kingdom on her dragon releasing her sisters from the towers they’ve been imprisoned in, King Ashe is unaware that he has larger concerns to worry about. There’s revolution brewing, and that’s what Prince Devin discovers as he and his companions enter a burning village. Meanwhile, the events of Make Yourself have left Adrienne feeling sorry for herself, and as people do sometimes, she lashes out in the wrong direction.
Last time out Jeremy Whitley had to drop his subplots to complete the main story, but Find Yourself indicates those subplots may be the main story after all. Devin learns a fair amount about why people don’t like his father, while there’s a nice piece of personality definition for Adrienne that starts when she talks with the Sphinx on the sample page, and the mystery of the Black Knight is finally disclosed. This is not just to Adrienne, but Devin also.
The towers where the princesses are located are in very different environments, and Whitley again surprises with Alize, the eldest of the sisters, found in the middle of the desert. Every single volume of Princeless has improved very slightly on the one before it, and that’s the case here, with Whitley’s most complete story and Emily Martin’s art now intuitive and appealing throughout rather than showing promise. She’s helped by inkers, but the improvement is hers, as every page now looks interesting and tells the story.
By the strangely abrupt ending of Find Yourself, much has been set in motion, and it seems like all hell is going to break loose. Cue Princesses.