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Carciphona Volume 1 (Carciphona #1)

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"In a time where magic is forbidden, a sorceress struggles to restore her once peaceful life."

Magic blessed the world with impossible power, but it also cursed the world with Carciphonas: humans whose souls are infected by Demon spirits. Four years after the Prohibition of magic was established, a sorceress still lived hidden away giving up her freedom in exchange for peac
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Paperback, 172 pages
Published April 2011
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Kristalia
Final rating: 4.75/5 stars

I found this series because i saw the art related to Carciphona by the original artist on deviantart. I was captivated by the artwork and by the composition of it - and then i saw that it was a webcomic that is free to read (and buy if you wish, and if you are able to).

I have read the whole series in one day. The comic currently has 14 chapters, and 5 volumes. Art is really gorgeous and detailed (especially in the later volumes). Not to mention character design! It's g
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Claire
Amazing artwork, amazing story, phenomenal concept...Yep, this webcomic's got it all. If you're into comics, esp. manga, I strongly suggest you read it. I DEMAND, HARMAN, THAT YOU READ THIS. NOW.

www.carciphona.com
Sandy
Sep 04, 2011 Sandy rated it liked it
I discovered this story through the amazing art posted on Shilin Huang’s deviantart account and once I found out the art was part of a manga of hers I followed the link she posted and read volume 1 in one sitting. Carciphona is a high fantasy set in an alternate universe where demon magic or common magic that used to be practiced freely and without fear of persecution became outlawed after the appearance of an assassin who basically wreaked havoc on the world. And the reason this assassin’s appe ...more
Sam
Jan 28, 2017 Sam rated it really liked it
I think I've read and reread this series a hundred times, but I wanted to give it another go, as it's been a while since I've started from the beginning. It's actually quite funny to look back at the first volume and see such a striking difference in the art style and quality. I've been a follower and fan of Shilin since...wow, many many years now, and it's been an absolute privilege to see her work all this time.

That irrelvancies aside (haha sorry, fangirl'd for a moment), this ongoing series h
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Mike
Jun 07, 2014 Mike rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mike by: Webcomic Wonderland Group
Quick thoughts: A bit too much "telling instead of showing" here and there, but it's mostly to set up backstory and the world. Pretty good overall. Solid world building. nice character beats and the treatment of magic is quite interesting. The art compliments the story well and there are some particularly neat pages that use shading to identify things/conversations happening in the background. Really picks up towards the end of the volume.
Angela
Sep 24, 2015 Angela rated it it was amazing
I stumbled across Shilin on Facebook and have been stalking her pages ever since, on Facebook and deviant Art. Her artwork caught my eyes and now I am finally reading her manga. I love the world she is building here and the characters are easily likeable. I found myself flipping through the pages pretty fast, eager to see the secrets behind Veloce and Blackbird. Originality, beautiful artwork, intriguing storyline.cant wait to see where it leads.
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Mar 09, 2015 Christina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
Absolutely Fabulous. A grand work of literature and art.
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Webcomic Wonderland: August 14 - Carciphona 3 7 Aug 19, 2014 01:15PM  
I'm a freelance illustrator and spend most of my time working on my series, Carciphona (:

Carciphona: http://carciphona.com
Homepage: http://shilin.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/okolnir

Bookshop: http://shilin.storenvy.com

Deviantart: http://shilin.deviantart.com
Tumblr: http://okolnir.tumblr.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ashenray
Facebook (Carciphona): http://facebook.com/carciphona
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Carciphona (4 books)
  • Carciphona Volume 2
  • Carciphona Volume 3
  • Carciphona Volume 4

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