Artesia Besieged #2 The Traitor King (Archaia) [Mark Smylie] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Comic book. Artesia Volume 4 has 25 ratings and 1 review. 47Time said: This tpb doesn’t exist , as the arc was never finished. Only the first three issues were publis. Artesia is an epic fantasy comic book series authored and illustrated by American artist Mark Currently the series is composed of four “books”: Artesia, Artesia Afield, Artesia Afire and Artesia Besieged. Each book is composed of six episodes.

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His head remains on a spear in the throne room of Dara Dess, there he will see everything and one day, report on what he has observed before his spirit will be released. Each book has been followed by an annual compendium including short stories and details of the history, geography and mythology of Artesia’s universe. She has joined her armies to those at the city of Abenton, where together with the forces of that city’s ruler, Elizabeta, she is keeping the Empire’s advancing troops at bay.

King Bran had six other concubines that Artesia besoeged to as her sisters.

Artesia Volume 4: Besieged – The Fourth Book of Dooms

Is this actually in print? Too bad we won’t find what happens any time soon as the comic is on artezia. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Artesia and her allies are besieged inside their castle, but the sultan has promised not to attack as long as they remain inside the walls.

Some of the characters’ names, as well, have something of a middle English or Gaelic inspiration. Themes in the series include feudal politics, intrigue, and power struggles, complex mythology and world history, and strong female characters.


Showing of 1 reviews. Beth rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Lola marked it as to-read Jul artesoa, Besieged” artedia on sale now When last we saw the titular heroine of writer-artist Mark Smylie’s “Artesia” cycle, the warrior queen was mortally wounded, betrayed during negotiations with a hostile ruler.

The defenders of Abenton are outnumbered and increasingly fractured, but so far Artesia has held them together. Return to Book Page. Books by Mark Smylie.

Supported by the other Highland Kings, her army then stormed besiegedd citadel, killing Ulin before Bran was betrayed by his guards, allowing Artesia to mystically bind his spirit to this world before beheading him.

She is also summoned by the High King to be tried, so the outlook is grim.

See 2 questions about Artesia Volume 4…. Smylie has said that it would take 22 books to tell Artesia’s story in full, but that at least 7 will be completed “hell or high water”.

Athanasios Kormazos marked it as to-read Jul 10, I see the Tarot as a psychological narrative, following the soul or spirit on a journey of experience and discovery, so each series has a theme or a resonance with the Tarot besiegwd with which it’s associated.

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She will eventually be confronted with the question of whether her appetites are out of control, perhaps being driven by her ghosts, or are a part of herself she finds defensible and desirable. He contributed a short story to the Eisner-Award winning Mouse Guard: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. So that also means that fantasy storytelling using medieval settings can potentially strike a resonant chord with modern readers.


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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She took the dead warrior’s sword, which was an enchanted blade, and practiced with beseiged secretly, desiring to be a warrior like its previous owner. Anthony marked it as to-read Feb 15, Her mother began teaching her the tenets of witchcraft at an early age.

When last we saw the titular heroine of writer-artist Mark Smylie’s “Artesia” cycle, the warrior queen was mortally wounded, betrayed during negotiations with a hostile ruler. When Archaia went dark for a time before its acquisition by Kunoichi, “Artesia” fell similarly silent.

Yankami rated it really liked it Sep 23, The same thing is true, I think, with place and personal names; a character named Mike Smith is going to be pictured differently in a reader’s head than someone named Mykhal the Smith. Smylie, as co-founder of Archaia beskeged, found his business responsibilities preventing him from advancing to the drawing table.

He was nominated for the Russ Manning Award for Best Newcomer inand for an Eisner A While The Barrow marks his first published prose novel, Mark Smylie has worked as a writer, illustrator, editor, and publisher for over a decade. The Masquerade and Werewolf: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Lady Entropy marked it as to-read Jan 09, It is strongly hinted throughout the series that Artesia artsia most, if not all, of the other female characters is bisexual.