Review: Night's Dominion: Volume 1

"A thief, an assassin, a mage and a cleric walk into a tavern in the ancient city of Umber. Awaiting them is a mysterious bard with a dangerous scheme: to break into the dungeon of a powerful death cult in search of treasure. For these five desperate criminals, it's the last chance for hope in a city of corruption and despair. But what they find instead is an undead army preparing to conquer the world. Now, they must fight to protect the city that pushed their backs to the wall, or watch it burn."
A thief, an assassin, a mage and a cleric

Night's Dominion deals with political as well as religious themes. If you like fantasy stories set in a background of serious social topics then you will enjoy reading this one.

There is a lot to say about loving your country, but when the system is set up to tear you down, then humans are wired to ditch patriotism and don a garb of cynism and hatred of fellow countrymen.

Claude is a character who falls under the brutal axe of the system. He is taken by debt collectors when his father failed to pay up his debts and put into a disease-ravaged prison. When the debt isn't paid on time, thanks to the astronomical interest that doubles every year, the debt collectors sell him to priests of Uhlume who plans to turn Claude into one of their mindless war puppets. However, things go pear-shaped when Claude accidentally gained an enormous power with the potential to bring the kingdom he has come to hate to ruins.


Night's Dominion by Ted Naifeh is available to buy from on all major online bookstores. Many thanks to Oni Press for review copy.


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