The fearless Mouse Guard are dispatched to find a missing merchant. Their search reveals much more than they expect, as they stumble across a traitor in the Guard’s own ranks.
In “Rise of the Axe,” Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam hope to end their suspicion that Lockhaven’s secrets are being sold, and journey through the gates of the grain peddler’s destination, Barkstone. In “The Dark Ghost,” after their violent visit to the hidden mouse city of Barkstone, guards Kenzie and Saxon are held captive by a mouse long presumed dead. Could this stranger be the mastermind of a treacherous secret plot targeting the Guard’s home of Lockhaven? Then in “Midnight’s Dawn” Rain drenches the soldiers of the Axe as they march on Lockhaven. As they tromp through mud and navigate the downpour, Lieam listens to the ramblings of the Axe’s commander. Saxon, Kenzie, and Celanawe face similar difficulties trying to catch up with the armored horde in hopes of preventing an attack on the home of the Mouse Guard. It’s a dark hour for three of the Guard’s finest‚ who only went looking for a grain merchant.
It is a harsh winter, a cold and icy season. And the Guard face a food and supply shortage that threatens the lives of many throughout the land. Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam, and Sadie, led by Celanawe, traverse the snow-blanketed territories seeking aid and acting as diplomats to improve relations between the mouse cities and the Guard. This is a winter not every Guard may survive.
Legends of the Guard, a Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen. Bonus content includes an all-new Epilogue illustrated by Joao Lemos (Avengers Fairy Tales), cover gallery, character lineup, floor plan of the June Alley Inn, and creator bios.
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