Triptych: A Marvel: Xavier’s Institute Novel
Series: Marvel Aconyte Novels, Xavier’s Institute Novel
Author: Jaleigh Johnson
Released: September 28th, 2021
Triptych is the latest Marvel: Xavier’s Institute Novel, written by Jaleigh Johnson. To say that I was excited about this novel would be the understatement of the year, as I’ve been craving some new X-Men stories lately.
Fantomex is a famous thief and super-soldier, so you can imagine his surprise (or lack thereof) to find one of his clones breaking into a museum with the intent to steal some goodies. For her part, Cluster has good reason to be interested in these artifacts, as they are far from typical.
These artifacts are about to kick off a series of events that neither Fantomex nor Cluster are prepared for, especially not once Weapon XIII enters the fray. Will one of them gain the artifacts they desire or play right into the other’s hands?
If you generally enjoy side stories from the X-Men side of the Marvel universe, then the odds are good that you’re going to enjoy Triptych. I personally really enjoyed spending a bit of time with Fantomex and Cluster; it made for a slightly different story.
I think the thing I love the most about the X-Men is that there are SO MANY different characters to appreciate. Sometimes that fact can be overwhelming, and other times it is too easy to let side characters slip through the cracks.
But see, that’s where the Marvel novels shine, as they tend to pick up those characters and give them their moment in the spotlight. That is what happened here in Triptych. I didn’t really know anything about these characters, so it was a blast learning all about them and seeing them off on a new adventure. More like this, please.
Thanks to Aconyte and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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