- Title: Ravine Volume 1
- Author: Stjepan Šejić
- ISBN: 9781607067221
- Page: 168
- Format: Paperback
In a fantastic world far from our own, an ancient magic spell almost split the world in two and left an endless ravine in the north One man, Nebezial Asheri, driven by the deaths of his wife and daughters, will attempt to reclaim that magic and bring his loved ones back to life The forces of an entire city, Paladia, will rise to oppose him, but his greatest foes will beIn a fantastic world far from our own, an ancient magic spell almost split the world in two and left an endless ravine in the north One man, Nebezial Asheri, driven by the deaths of his wife and daughters, will attempt to reclaim that magic and bring his loved ones back to life The forces of an entire city, Paladia, will rise to oppose him, but his greatest foes will be a ragtag band of an outcast wizard, a dragonrider, and their allies.
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Do not read the blurb for this comic book unless you want full and complete spoilers not only for the whole book, but also for things to come in the next ones. In terms of spoilers this blurb might take the cake. Now that I said it, for the most part the novel is confusing. It ends just as things finally start making sense and coming together. In the land of magic, dragons, imprisoned gods, and awakened ancient terrors an uneasy alliance is formed between the major countries. The borders of one [...]
Kao prvo: Jadranka, HVALAAAAAAAAA za ovu fenomenalnu grafičku novelu!!!Sačekao sam da pročitam i drugi deo da vidim da li će da mi splasnu entuzijazam i oduševljenje, ali sam još više euforičan :DDakle, ne bih ništa dodavao niti išta oduzimao - Ravine je fenomenalan!Ono što me je odmah kupilo je savršena grafika. Svaka slika je pravo malo remek delo i bukvalno sam sa uživanjem trošio minute razgledajući crteže koji su apsolutno majstorski urađeni!Sama priča u početku deluje ma [...]
Reads kind of like the instruction manual to a Final Fantasy. Eh. I've played almost all of them. I'll probably read the next one through sheer force of habit.
There are a dozen misconstrued 'facts' about Fantasy literature. You will see comments of repetition levied against practically every fantasy novel ever written after Lord of the Rings with no such comparisons made by the reviewers involving their own favored genres, (Horror? Romance?) but the truth of the fact is that most of us reading these novels have gone in for an epic tale about good waring with evil in a world that is not your own. Ravine delivers on this promise.Less is misconstrued abo [...]
Reading graphic novels might actually take me out of my reading slump of a grand total of 10 days. Note: And now I've caught a cold, well that's just great >.>May include spoilers! Read at your own risk!I am a person that has been actively following the creator of the characters, Nebezial on Deviantart, through my twin sister's account on that site and I have to say I've always liked his art style. It's so unique and the colours used are well, yes, he's a proffessional digital artist. This [...]
If you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know I’m not a big fan of bashing books. I respect the work that goes into crafting stories and illustrating images. Also, if it’s something that I’m absolutely not going to get any pleasure out of reading, then it’s not worth my time to read and review. However, on the rare occasion I do get through a book that I truly dislike, I try to be as constructive in my criticism as possible. “In a fantastic world far from our own, an ancient magic spell [...]
When I first picked up this book, I found the art incredible (and it is), but as the story went on, I realised that such a beautiful, CGI-looking art style might not work as well as I had thought for graphic novels. The art became kind of distracting and looked out of place with the font of the text. At times I felt like I was looking at the concept art of an awesome MMORPG.The story was a little difficult to get my head around, and I think that's mainly because of the distracting art. It was in [...]
The Saga Unfolds would be an appropriate title for this book. I’m truly impressed with what Ron Marz & Stjepan Sejic have created here: an epic adventure full of interesting characters in a fantasy world with an incredibly elaborate history. The only drawback of Ravine is that there are so many pawns on the board that this first volume requires the reader’s utmost concentration and even then you can use a rereading. (not that this would be considered a punishment, far from it) Yet I didn [...]
SO MUCH DRAGONS. That is basically the most important part about this comic, but it also has cool female characters (tit-armor looked stupid though), a very unique art style and promising storyline and world. The pace was off now and then - sometimes going far too fast for me to follow, and at other times dragging out a bit. I actually had a hard time understanding a lot of things about the world's history and magic system throughout the entirety of this story - I often felt like I had informati [...]
Unbelievably high quality drawings, every one of them, paired unfortunately with cliche upon fantasy cliche bits of text (I couldn't make myself read long enough to allow myself to use the word "story" instead of just "text"). I'm very sad to leave it behind, as browsing through the visuals was so enticing and promising.
I have had this book to read for quite awhile. I was drawn to the beautiful illustration throughout. It ended up being a very good read. The illustration is amazing and beautiful. The story is a complex epic fantasy and is fairly easy to follow (although a ton of characters are introduced).This book is the introduction to a complex new fantasy world in which the evil Nebezial tries to reclaim the magic of the land people for his own. A group of ragged and unlikely heroes are introduced in this v [...]
I have been an admirer of the fantastic artwork of Stjepan Sejic for years and could not wait to get my hands on “Ravine” after seeing preview pieces on his DeviantArt account. The book’s is named after the continent on which this epic fantasy story takes place in numerous kingdoms amongst several different cultures and religious beliefs that influence the world in which the main characters find themselves and by the end of the book the reader finds out those two characters are not well th [...]
Not really a big fan of graphic novels and only read it cause Koen recommended it. However I have to say it's been a very long while since I last read anything as good as Ravine. This is one of the best works of fantasy I've ever read. Even better than Steven Erikson's towering epic "Malazan: Book of the Fallen". By far the best part so far for me are the characters. Each and every character is completely unique. Not just compared to the other characters but also in the whole of fantasy fiction. [...]
The artwork is amazing, Stjepan Šejić has an excellent ability when it comes to facial expressions. I'm a little late to his work; was recently introduced to Death Vigil (which I love and need more of) first then was loaned Ravine by the same friend who brought DV to my attention.At times it felt like the artwork was overpowering the story (or that the story was taking away from the artwork) most likely due to the slow story development. Howevert, once background was laid, characters were intr [...]
This was pretty good, though since it's setting up some pretty complex plots from multiple POVs was also somewhat confusing to start with. And of course just as I'm finally getting everything straight I hit the end. LOL Oh wellNow to see if I can find the next in the series.
Wow That reading experience can only be described as epic. It was like reading a 600 page fantasy book but in comic book form. I'm a big fan of Stjepan Šejić from his books Sunstone and Death Vigil and I will be looking forward to reading the next volume in this saga. Great DnD inspiration!
I loved the art but plot was complexed.
Nice story and nice art. Wish to see in on the big screen. Would be awesome to watch.
Stjepan Sejic is amazing! I can't get enough of his work. Read Ravine, Death Vigil, Switch, read everything he has so much as sneezed on!
Every panel looks like a lot of work went into it, but the world doesn't feel super new yet. Enjoyed it quite a bit anyway.
I'd like to start off by saying that this is an amazing book. It encompasses a very complex world, filled with many memorable characters and it has multiple narrative threads to follow that intertwine in interesting ways, sometimes brushing against each other, sometimes colliding head-on.First of this is high fantasy, so it's going to be a lot to take in. There are character names, names of places and various elements of the world that you'll probably forget about at first. Because of this the b [...]
It"s an interesting graphic novel. The art is amaizing but the story is hard to understand first. I wanna read vol nr 2 to see where it's going.
First off, I would like to say that the artwork here is INCREDIBLE! I had more fun looking a the characters and dragons than I did reading the story.The story starts off where the king goes mad and is transformed into a monster, his daughter killed and her love as well. Jump up to an unknown time (which you later find out has been 200 years) to get into the new adventures. We have humans, dragons, mages and other race in this story. The dragons confused me. You have dragons, humans, human/dragon [...]
Originally published at The BiblioSanctum:The most striking element of this book at the start is, unsurprisingly, the art work. It seems almost a disservice to put words to Sejic's imagery as they eloquently tell the story all on their own, but of course, more detail is required than that. This is a creator-owned story about a fantasy world where the lands are divided by a great rift - a ravine - from which dragons and magic spewed forth long ago.The story begins in epic proportions with a prolo [...]
Synopsis: "In a fantastic world far from our own, an ancient magic spell almost split the world in two and left an endless ravine in the north. One man, Nebezial Asheri, driven by the deaths of his wife and daughters, will attempt to reclaim that magic and bring his loved ones back to life. The forces of an entire city, Paladia, will rise to oppose him, but his greatest foes will be a ragtag band of an outcast wizard, a dragonrider, and their allies."My Review: I kind of struggled through this w [...]
El mejor arte de Stjepan Sejic, tanto que llega a ser distractor. Cada panel tiene una calidad increible propio del CGI mejor renderizado (No vas a creer que no es CGI).El mundo de fantasia que se ha creado aquí es extenso y complejo, con varias intricaciones políticas y elementos fantásticos notables. Y esa es su mayor falla, el libro no alcanza a mostrarnos los mejores elementos de la historia y quedamos colgados la mayor parte del tiempo. No nos muestra lo suficiente para engancharnos con [...]
Šejić and Marz have been doing some very involved world-building. The story of Ravine appears that it will combine a Tolkien-esque high fantasy (Tolkien-esque in grandness and strangeness, but not as a simple variation on his world) with the politics and intrigue of Game of Thrones. Due to the complexity and unfamiliarity of the world, this first volume is primarily exposition: we are introduced to a stable of characters with a sense of their motivations, but the book seems to end with various [...]
This graphic novel is very high fantasy. The book opens up with an epic battle. Names of people, kingdoms, and more are thrown around, instantly confusing me. It was very difficult to figure out the relationships between characters. I like political fantasy, like A Song of Ice and Fire, but in A Game of Thrones everything starts in Winterfell to establish. Action is happening all over the place in this book. Maybe if this was written out and not in graphic form it would have been easier to under [...]
I really enjoyed this book. The gorgeous art from Stepjepan Sejic, well in line with his work on Aphrodite IX (where I first encountered his art), makes every page a luscious visual feast. While initially rather confusing the story is still compelling. This first book serves as introduction and set-up, moving many of the pieces into place rather than paying off, I can only hope further volumes will live up to all the build-up. The world building is very deep but not particularly clear. I wish I [...]
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