85. Redakai: Conquer the Kairu, Vol. 2, The Tiger Terror by Terrance Griep & Mike Raicht

85. The Tiger Terror by Terrance Griep & Mike Raicht. Art by Zack Turner and Write Height Media
Redakai: Conquer the Kairu, Vol. 2

Rating: (2/5)

(US) - (Canada)

Feb. 5, 2013, VizMedia, 96 pgs
Age: 8+

"Team Stax brings home a strange new energy source, a tiger idol infused with kairu and something else that attacks...Master Boaddai! Now Ky, Maya and Boomer are going to have to use all their training to save their teacher! Plus a bonus story, "Four’s a Crowd." Is Connor trying to join Team Stax? That can’t be anything but trouble! "

Can't say this impressed me much. I think you must have to be a fan of the show to enjoy it and "get" it properly.  Like the first volume, the majority of the book is divided into chapters telling the titular story and then the book finished with a short story.  I enjoyed the short story but was quite bored with the main tale.  It  contained an awful lot of endless "battle-mode" action and meaningless plot.  Dialogue wasn't helpful either. Here's a sample from the last page of Chapter 2:

"Now we can... we can... ...Hooboy..."
"Whoa! What is this place?!"
"Ky? Ky, you'll want to see this."
"Wow, this place is ..."
"What should I..."

Meaningless dialogue, repetition of the word "Kairu" ad-naseum, battle mode, repeat.  Will not be continuing with this series.

Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.