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  • Author:
    Mark Smylie
  • ISBN:
    1932386084
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    Archaia Studios Press; Cmc edition (June 15, 2004)
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    240 pages
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Artesia Volume 3: Afire - The Third Book Of Dooms (Artesia). His epic military fantasy comic book, Artesia, was first published by Sirius Entertainment in 1999, and then later by Archaia, a publishing company that he founded

Artesia Volume 3: Afire - The Third Book Of Dooms (Artesia). His epic military fantasy comic book, Artesia, was first published by Sirius Entertainment in 1999, and then later by Archaia, a publishing company that he founded.

Mark S. Smylie has given us quite a story here, or rather part of quite a story. Objections about unrealistically able female warriors are met first by magic and spiritual aid and second by good generalship. Few individual combats are shown; instead we see army against army, where better discipline, better training, and better leadership can rather easily defeat superior individual abilities. In this world, the arts of war, magic, and eros intertwine in a deadly serious epic tale.

And through this den of vipers marches Artesia, self-proclaimed Queen of Dara Dess, with magic coursing through her veins, the whispers of ghosts in her ears, and an army at her back as she confronts the temptations, limits, and consequences of power. Download Artesia Afire, The Book of Dooms, Vol. 3 by Mark Smylie free. Artesia Afire, The Book of Dooms, Vol. 3 by Mark Smylie fb2 DOWNLOAD FREE.

Artesia Volume 1: The First Book Of Dooms. This is book two of the Artesia saga, and excellent epic fantasy story with rich art and writing, great characters and action. 3. Mark Smylie

Artesia Volume 1: The First Book Of Dooms. Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows. Mark Smylie.

Find nearly any book by Mark S. Smylie. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Artesia Volume 3: Afire - The Third Book Of Dooms (3): ISBN 9781932386332 (978-1-932386-33-2) Hardcover, Archaia, 2011. Artesia: Artesia Afield (Book of Doom). ISBN 9781932386271 (978-1-932386-27-1) Hardcover, Archaia, 2011.

The drums and horns of war still sound through the Middle Kingdoms, though the invading Empire of Thessid-Gola has been dealt a setback. The powers at play - the High King of Therapoli, his nobles and officers, the lurking Isliklid King, his warrior-servants, and the Sultan, commander of the Empire's armies - are all maneuvering for advantage, setting snares and traps for each other, with prisoners of war become hostages held in the balance.

Artesia Afire, The Book of Dooms, Vol. For fans of complex, morally ambiguous stories, such as George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, the Artesia series offers the kind of depth, drama and intensity you'll find in the finest contemporary fantasy writing in graphic novel form. This book immerses you in a richly crafted world, complete with a deep and realistic history and accompanying religious and magical systems and themes. I highly recommend this book to any fan of more realistic fantasy.

This book is for Mature Readers, and contains adult content, graphic violence, nudity, and strong sexual content. The drama in Artesia does not come from epic battles – although Mark Smylie’s insanely good at drawing those – it comes from his intense understanding of what happens when people come together in the name of politics and religion, of his understanding of the evil and the good that mankind is capable of.

The third chapter in Mark Smylie's epic fantasy. After claiming the throne of Dara Dess, Artesia and allies pursue the Thessid vanguard. But wary of battle with a trapped and desperate enemy, she tries to make her first victory as one won with words, not swords. Includes a short prologue following King Bran's head as Urgrayne takes him to meet her Three Sisters.

Cover art by Mark Smylie. Recap of the stories in earlier volumes of the "Book Of Dooms

Cover art by Mark Smylie. Recap of the stories in earlier volumes of the "Book Of Dooms. The Remains, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia and her. The Remains, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia and her allies trap the remains of the Thessid-Golan vanguard at the Tauria bridge, where she convinces them to surrender under an oath (guaranteed by noble hostages) not to bring the northern army across the river again. Glossary of deities, places, people, and events mentioned in the "Book Of Dooms. Issue Artesia Afire (2003) #2.

The drums and horns of war still sound through the Middle Kingdoms, though the invading Empire of Thessid-Gola has been dealt a setback. The powers at play — the High King of Therapoli, his nobles and officers, the lurking Isliklid King, his warrior-servants, and the Sultan, commander of the Empire's armies — are all maneuvering for advantage, setting snares and traps for each other, with prisoners of war become hostages held in the balance. And through this den of vipers marches Artesia, self-proclaimed Queen of Dara Dess, with magic coursing through her veins, the whispers of ghosts in her ears, and an army at her back as she confronts the temptations, limits, and consequences of power.

6snake6
A great continuation of the story as the scale of the battles and it's politics develop and grow. The art as always is top notch.
Ygglune
This is book 3 of the Artesia saga, and excellent epic fantasy story with rich art and writing, great characters and action.
Trex
And Boom! goes the war gods. Volume 4, desperately needed.
Slowly writer
She made a Deal to save lives, enforced by a magic-bound oath. Unfortunately Her more evil enemy found a loophole, and Her more honorable enemy took advantage. But it is not wise to fool the Queen of Dara Dess!

Attracted by the artwork and having developed a soft spot for sword and sorcery, I decided to give Artesia a try and was amazed at what I found! This is no pale imitation of Howard or Tolkien; this is a fully developed world with fully developed histories and back stories, fully developed magical powers, fully developed religions, and fully developed powers and empires with which its characters must contend.

Artesia's first decision after having finally accepted her title as Queen of Dara Dess is to negotiate a parole for the remnants of the Thessid Northern Host, which spares her still small force the price it would pay to annihilate it. This proves to be a mistake which forces a further retreat with Artesia's forces assigned to rearguard in a race to the questionable safety of Abenton.

Mark S. Smylie has given us quite a story here, or rather part of quite a story. Objections about unrealistically able female warriors are met first by magic and spiritual aid and second by good generalship. Few individual combats are shown; instead we see army against army, where better discipline, better training, and better leadership can rather easily defeat superior individual abilities.

Defects? Well, frankly I have my doubts about whether a story this complex set in a world this complex can be successfully told in graphic novel format. Multiple re-readings will be required to gain even a hazy idea of all that is going on, and recourse to Artesia online or even purchase of the Artesia: Adventures In The Known World RPG may be advisable, even for non-RPG players. Smylie unfortunately makes matters worse by drawing too many of his characters too much alike. Most of the female characters, including Artesia, can only be distinguished by costume or situation, and that with considerable difficulty. The male characters are a bit more diverse, but even there the proliferation of square-faced men is occasionally confusing.

In addition as the story becomes the story of a military campaign, the lack of good maps begins to tell. Oh, Smylie has drawn some very beautiful maps in here, but he fails to use them to show the progress of the war. What I wouldn't give for a map at the end showing just what is known of the movements of the combatants to date!

The saga begins in Artesia Volume 1 and Artesia Afield.
Pedora
One of my favorite heroes and up and coming stories across a looooot of comics out there. There are some great characters and a pretty cool mythos here. Love the art for the most part, though a lot of characters look similar so it took a while to distinguish which soldiers were which. Beyond that though, amazing. Strong characters, an awesome leader, great battle scenes, and a rare kind of art style make Artesia well worth getting.
Ferne
This graphic novel won the Gold in ForeWord magazine's book awards, and it richly deserved it. In Artesia Afire, Mark Smylie has created a world the reader can get lost in. But this is not light escapism. In this world, the arts of war, magic, and eros intertwine in a deadly serious epic tale. Smylie mixes serious scholarship with boundless imagination to present a haunting world and an unforgetable hero. History, cartography, myth, linguistics, cultural and political theory, and beautiful art all give form to Artesia. It is the stuff of Tolkein.
Ance
This is a sexy series with substance. The art is beautiful and the story is intricate and compelling. The comparison to Middle Earth is apt as the author has created a detailed geography and history. I also appreciate a fairly regular schedule of release for new issues something that can not often be depended on.