Another sword and sorcery tale without the quest from Vol 1.
Emerane and her friends destroyed the Cult and saved Umber in Vol 1. But who will rise from the ashes to run the city now. The government is corrupt and working solely for the rich. The city’s peacekeepers are unpaid. When the parliament sends in a military force, there is chaos in the street.
Night’s Dominion Vol 2 sets the stage for an excellent vol 3 but doesn’t move the story arc much. There are only four issues included here compared to the six in Vol 1. The artwork is beautiful as always. Be aware that there are some sexual situations and nudity in this volume. 3 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, Oni Press, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.
Posted in Graphic Novel Tagged with: May 22 2018, sword and sorcery
Night’s Dominion Vol 1 contains great artwork and an interestingly imagined medieval world. However, the plot contains a rather generic revolution story reminiscent of Les Miserables.
Emerane is a master thief. When she and a band of other rascals led by a minstrel take on the cult of Uhlume, violence ensues. The cult is composed of skull-headed beings, who run the town of Umber.
This book has a rather standard sword and sorcery rich vs. poor quest plot that is wrapped up well by the end. Some of the best elements are presented during the rousing conclusion so I’m looking forward to the next volume. The artwork is attractive with a good use of color and crosshatching in the background to add dimension and impact to each scene. Ironically, my favorite part is the tagline on the back of the book, which I’m sure will entice many other readers to buy it.
“A thief, a bard, an assassin, a mage, and a cleric walk into a bar…”
A solid 3 star read. It is also available on Comixology Unlimited.
Posted in Graphic Novel Tagged with: July 2017, sword and sorcery