The Nameless City (Nameless City Series #1)

The Nameless City (Nameless City Series #1)


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Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel did not thrill me as it has other readers. I thought the novel had fantastic illustrations which was the novel’s highlight for me. These illustrations were bright, bold and colorful and I could tell that a lot of time went into them as the detailing was superb. There were lots of action in the artwork and the use of text fonts helped showcase this. I thought the novel’s storyline was lacking. I felt for such a large novel, not much occurred inside it. I felt that the story was just getting started when the novel ended and now I will have to read the second novel in the series to see what actually occurs. I wanted more as I read, I felt the beginning was drawn out too much. Erzi is training some new young Dao’s to help rule over the city in the future. He’s frustrated with their ability to fight as they seem weak. One of the young Dao’s is Kaidu and he decides that he doesn’t want to be a fighter but he wants to have something that he is good at. Kai meets his father for the first time while training, his father is a General. Kai comes across Rat when he’s out with his father walking, a girl who seems to fly over rooftops, a skill that intrigues Kai. He later finds Rat after he has ignored the rules and ventures into the city. Kai wants Rat to teach him how she glides over the rooftops of buildings and soars over larger distances. She decides that she will help Kai but it will come at a price, a price Kai pays. I enjoyed how the two of them interacted. Rat carries with her lots of confidence and pride and Kai seems to be just finding himself. She tries to toughen him up, she believes in him and Kai is determined to acquire Rat’s skills. Dandao, the city they live in is constantly being watched as other nations want to take control of it. When Rat overhears a conversation putting the city in jeopardy, she must take action and she needs Kai to help her. The two of them now have an important mission but the question is, will they get there in time to save the city? Dandao, the city that some call The Nameless City, is being threatened. So, will I continue on with this series? I highly doubt it as there just wasn’t enough storyline here to keep me enticed. The illustrations were wonderful but I need more story.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This has a Avatar Last Airbender vibe. Especially that art style. Good read though.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
The City has many names. Every time a new nation invades, they give the city a new name. Only the natives know that the city is impossible to keep and name. They call it the Nameless City. The latest group of invaders, the Dao, have held the Nameless City for close to thirty years--longer than anyone else. Kaidu is a Dao who comes to the City to meet his father and to learn more about his own people. Kaidu isn't sure he's cut out to join the Dao's military guard but he does know that he loves everything about the City he is now calling home. Rat is a native of the City, one of the Named who call this place home regardless of its name or who currently claims it. She hates the Dao and everything they stand for as occupiers of her home. But in spite of herself, Rat starts to like Kaidu as he trades her food in exchange for lessons on how to run across the City's rooftops. Kaidu and Rat are unlikely friends. Unlikelier still, they might hold the City's future in their hands in The Nameless City (2016) by Faith Erin Hicks. The Nameless City is the first comic in a proposed trilogy. Following both Kaidu and Rat, The Nameless City thoughtfully explores the thornier aspects of colonialism as part of the City's larger story. The City is populated by a diverse group of people comprised of natives as well as the many conquering nations. The tension between these groups is nearly palpable as Hicks moves the story toward a climactic conclusion. This larger arc contrasts well with the smaller but more charming story of Kaidu and Rat's fledgling friendship. Witty, thoughtful dialogue and carefully drawn illustrations work together here to convey the two protagonists' complex and changing relationship. Faith Erin Hicks delivers another stunner with The Nameless City. Her signature illustration style and a unique premise come together to create a delightfully engrossing story. Great for veteran comics fans and readers eager to try the format for the first time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the sequel! One of my favorite books so far this year.