Saga is story that revolves around a girl named Hazel, and her parents, Alana and Marko. Alana is from a planet called Landfall, and Marko is from Landfalls moon, Wreath. Their two species have been at war for as long as anyone can remember. This is why they are now being hunted across the galaxy by both armies.
Marko and Alana were both soldiers in their respective armies. While Marko was imprisoned under Alana’s watch, the two fell in love. Having broke free, they fled across the galaxy to Cleave. This is where the had their daughter, Hazel. Directly after Alana gave birth, Baron Robot XXIII of the Coalition Forces had closed in on them. Marko having no choice left, he fought for their survival.
Throughout the rest of the book, we are introduced to some of the most creative species/characters I have ever seen. Since Marko and Alana have mixed species with their child, everyone wants them dead, and the child brought in alive. There is an open hit put out on the couple and the first one to kill them gets a huge reward.
The first one we meet is The Will. Here we have your standard hitman for hire that has a Lying Cat as a sidekick. Basically, this is a giant cat that can tell if you are lying. Next, we meet The Stalk. By far, one of my favorite characters in the book. Picture a woman with eight eyes, no arms and the bottom half is a giant spider. The Stalk is the next one hot on the trail of Marko and his family.
Trying to lose any followers, they head through the dreaded Endless Woods, while trying to find the fabled Rocketship Forest. While in the woods, they are met with all sorts of trouble. The main worry though, is the Horrors. The Horrors are the ghosts of a past civilization that has been wiped out because of the war that has been raging all these years. They now haunt and protect the Endless Woods.
I honestly had no idea what Saga was about when I started reading it. All I knew was that it was extremely popular. Now that I have finished Volume One, I see why. Imagine a story that brings together Romeo and Juliet and Star Wars and you have a pretty good idea what you will be getting into. Personally, I flew right through this book and I can’t wait to start the second book.