Eternal Empire, Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn

Eternal Empire, Vol. 1

JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, THE SWORD, Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (ALEX + ADA, Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, Ruined) return with ETERNAL EMPIRE, a fantasy epic!The Eternal Empress has waged war against the countries of Saia for over 100 years, and now her sights are set on the last country standing. But within the brutal Empire's workforce, a young man and woman discover they share a synergistic power that could change the f...

Details Eternal Empire, Vol. 1

TitleEternal Empire, Vol. 1
Release DateNov 22nd, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Fiction

Reviews Eternal Empire, Vol. 1

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Eternal Empire is a graphic novel written and illustrated by the same author and illustrator of the Alex + Ada comic series. This first volume of Eternal Empire compiles issues from one to five, and it is about the story of Saia and its people, particularly the two protagonists: Tair and Rion. Tair came from Essla, the southern and colder part; while Rion is from Qaara, the desert and mid part of Saia. They are haam or workers and both escape fro...
  • Artemy
    Eternal Empire is the new book by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, the creators of wonderful series Alex + Ada. Unfortunately, it's nowhere near as good.It's a fantasy story, and a really uninspired one at that. It's set in the world where the poor people are enslaved and oppressed by the evil empire. Two main characters are slaves who start to have weird visions, then they escape, meet one another and find out that they can summon flaming swords ...
  • Chad
    I'm shocked this is the same creative team behind the wonderful Alex + Ada. Set in a fantasy world where it's implied a human has sex with a dragon horse to create a new race to fight off foreign invaders. Flash 140 years later, the invaders have taken over most of the world and the humans are slaves to a race of people with tales. Two individuals start seeing visions and flee their slave camps until they meet one another. When they get close, fl...
  • Ashley Brooks
    I really like the concept of this series, but it's just not doing it for me. Something is missing, in the writing I think, that should be pulling me in and making me want to continue. It's got all the right elements for a great fantasy story but it's lacking depth all around.
  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog I have vivid memories of Lisa Simpson, of the Simpsons TV show, describing school textbooks as having gone through 'a monstrous deflavorizing machine." That description kept popping up while reading Eternal Empire. Everything was so bland, dull, and oddly generic and inert that it became a real slog to finish. Zero world building, ineffectual and oddly 2-dimensional charac...
  • Logan
    An Okay read! So this is my first book from this creative team, I never read Alex and Ada(But I heard good things), and since this was fantasy series I thought I'd give this a read. So the story is of a world with multiple nations at war, The Empire are the main military force, and have taken most of the world and put its people into concentration camps. Then One day a girl from one camp and a boy from another escape at the same time, only to mee...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    A slave discovers she has magic powers. She tries to escape. (That's issue #1.) A slave discovers he has magic powers. He tries to escape. (That's issue #2.) I'm surprised any reader of the periodical stuck around to issue #3. But two issues later, they decide to do something with their powers.Overall, a shockingly mundane fantasy with shockingly mundane art.The fiery powers of the protagonists are sort of interesting, in a Brandon-Sanderson-magi...
  • Lis Carey
    In a world where the Eternal Empress has ruled for a thousand years, she's on the verge of conquering the last parts of it still not under her control. Into this world, two unusual young people have been born. Tair is white-haired and very pale; Roin is oddly orange in color.When they find each other, they discover they have the power to control fire. Events soon convince them they have no choice but to use this power to fight the empire, but how...
  • Carrie
    I was intrigued enough that I got the first three issues at once and then the next two as they came out. Ultimately, though, there's just not world or character or story to ground me as a reader. There are half-dragon people? There are three suns. Like, some things are cool or weird, but the story is basically: two slaves in separate parts of the world gain the ability to wield fire-swords, escape their villages, find each other, and try to escap...
  • Krutula
    Warnings: bestiality, violence, murderThe story in Eternal Empire begins with the establishment of a line of queens, who are part-dragon and part-human, and fully evil. The current ruler is a tyrant and two workers, Tair and Rion, who have been subject to conditions that can best be described as slavery, have visions and find their way to each other to discover they have powers. However, the army of the Eternal Empress is waging war everywhere an...
  • Jamie Connolly
    I understand the low ratings and negative reviews. I mostly agree with them but I also see a setup to a great big picture with a slow start. So I enjoyed this first volume and look forward to the second one.
  • Colleen
    2.5 The writing wasn't great but I'm intrigued enough to want to find out what happens next and hope it gets better.
  • Lauren
    I thought this first volume was ok, but I feel like it could be going somewhere good.
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Review to follow.
  • Kara
    I think "stilted" is the best way to describe both the artwork and writing.