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Iron Empires Volume 1: Faith Conquers (Iron Empires)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Faith Conquers, the first in the series of Iron Empires collections from Dark Horse, kicks off the release of the highly anticipated Iron Empires role-playing game and will be followed by a second trade paperback, Sheva's War, as well as an ongoing series of new Iron Empires adventures in the months to follow. Volume 1 collects the four part series originally titled Shadow ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by Dark Horse Books
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Asher Turnaround
Dec 21, 2013 Asher Turnaround rated it really liked it
The Monkey King Howls as Hotok Burns

I love the kind of fiction that gives me a chance to gaze upon a world I have never seen; the more immersive, the better. I hold a special place in my heart for world designers. The sheer depth of vision needed to create on that scale astounds me. In comics this can be especially potent, because the vision is not simply told but shown.

The imagination can be an incredible framing device for the universal struggles of daily, present tense, life. This is why we a
Aug 13, 2008 Jacob rated it it was amazing
Perhaps my favorite graphic novel.
(not that I ever had many graphic novels or comics... :P )
I tried to collect these when they were still individual comic books, but failed to get issue 2 of 4. Despite that, I loved the way the work was painted and how the story and action progressed. So when Dark Horse released this and Sheva's War compiled, I grabbed 'em.
The story isn't that complex (the quickest comparison that comes to mind is a setting akin to 'Dune', but with a looming alien threat), but,
Nov 16, 2008 Daniel rated it really liked it
Interesting introduction to the world of the Iron Empires. The story and art are both excellent and quite immersive; you find out details as you go along, and by the time you're done, you are hooked and wanting more.

On a gaming aside, there was no way this world would be translated into a roleplaying game without it being based on Luke Crane's Burning Wheel. The thematic parallels are way to obvious to pass up.

Looking forward to the next collection.
Nov 03, 2008 Dana rated it liked it
Mark brought this to read at the beach, and once he finished with it, I picked it up. He says it makes more sense if you play one of the miniature war games that he does, since it's essentially set in the same universe, but I liked it for the art. Good art will go a long way with me. The only reason it didn't get higher stars from me is that the plot didn't draw me in as much as I usually like. But for a superfast 1 or 2 hour read, it was good.
Mar 12, 2010 John rated it liked it
The first story set in the Iron Empires universe that inspired the Burning Empires RPG. It's a dark setting where humanity finds itself in a dark age beset by a threat that may eventually lead to its extinction: a race of worm-like parasites that take over control of the humans they infect.

The story is good, and the artwork is excellent. I find the artist's taste in the visuals of technology are very much to my taste.
Apr 27, 2015 Evan rated it liked it
An interesting story. The weight of the fictional universe and all its fictional jargon (there is a TON) is oppressive—for about the first 2/3s I wasn't sure if there was one main character, or two, because he went by a few names. But Moeller's art and writing are good enough that it remained enjoyable. The build-up to the climax was thrilling; the explanatory text and battleplans that comprised the climax were not.

Altogether an overlooked gem.
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Iron Empires (3 books)
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