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Rex Mundi, Vol. 4: Crown and Sword (Rex Mundi #4)

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Paris, 1933. Europe is still in the grip of feudal warlords, the Catholic Church has all the power of a secret police force, and sorcerers stalk the streets at night. Welcome to the world of Rex Mundi. Master Physician Julien Sauniere stumbles onto a thousand year-old brotherhood dedicated to protecting the secret of the Holy Grail - a secret that threatens to drown the wo ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by Dark Horse Books (first published January 2nd 2007)
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East Bay J
Jun 01, 2008 East Bay J rated it really liked it
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I like this series the more I read of it. In fact, I’m fairly breathless with anticipation about what will happen next now that I’ve finished volume four. Ferrayra’s art still bugs me. The story, however, ramps up several notches and things get out of hand. With Dr. Sauniere is on the run with both the Inquisition and Lorraine’s people in hot pursuit. It really does seem like everyone in this book is a sorcerer all of the sudden. The storytelling still strikes me as stunted but it’s such an exce ...more
Ryan Mishap
Mar 27, 2010 Ryan Mishap rated it really liked it
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I don't understand why comic series need to change artists for every run--or sometimes even every issue. I liked the first collection immensely for the art was well-drawn, dark, and inventive. The change of artists changes the features of the characters, the look of the series' locations, and the general feel. So, you can tell that I didn't like the art as much in this one, right?

Which is too bad because the story accelerates after two mostly expository volumes and the stakes are raised.
Jan 17, 2014 Peter rated it liked it
Very intriguing alternative history has been an element from the beginning of this series. The new-alternative-parallels to the events of the 1930s are really clever and make for a great backdrop. In the end, this series will probably be an overall 4 stars, even though the individual books were only 3 stars.

More to come.
David Schwan
Feb 04, 2012 David Schwan rated it really liked it
Europe is at war. The Duke of Lorraine is running France. Dr. Sauniere heads to the south of France for more clues. The Doctor finds himself with a new ally, the Duke's daughter. The story seems to me positioning itself for a conclusion. This volume has Juan Ferreyra's artwork only, his style while not detracting from the story certainly does not enhance it either.
Donna D.
Jan 20, 2012 Donna D. rated it really liked it
This is the first graphic novel series I've read. It is very well researched and great twists. I agree with others that didn't care for the change in illustrator from the earlier volumes. This book has a more comic book feel, and I agree that the illustrations don't fit the dark tone of the story. Having said that, I found it difficult to put the book down.
Aug 14, 2014 Albert rated it really liked it
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The action really picks up in this volume, and Juan Ferreyra's art has improved as the volume progresses.
Christian Lipski
Apr 23, 2011 Christian Lipski rated it really liked it
Things is getting CRAZY. No matter how alternate the history in Europe, some things will always be the same...
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