Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Three Kingdoms Vol. 3: To Pledge Allegiance

Author:  Wei Dong Chen

Artist:  Xiao Long Liang

First Publication:  October 2013

Publisher:  J. R. Comics

Source:  Net Galley

Graphic Novel Challenge Book #5

Summary (from Amazon):  With Zhuo Dong gone and a weakened Emperor Xian in exile, a power vacuum has opened in the lands ruled by the Han Dynasty. Soon, Cao Cao, Shao Yuan, and Bu Lu are jockeying for position in the race to rule the land. Provinces will change hands, allegiances will shift, and the law of the land will change in ways no one could have imagined.

I missed the first two volumes in this series.  According to what I have heard, they focused more on the people.  Vol. 3 continues to cover the history of the Han Dynasty.  Although I have only a passing familiarity with this period of Chinese history, I found this volume easy to follow the narrative.  And the art was exceptional.  The art made the characters jump from the page for an almost 3D type effect.  I will be picking up more of the volumes in this series.


1 comment:

  1. I've read the first three and thought they were excellent also.