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Dark Ages fantasy tale about the effect of the rise of Christianity

Black Road Volume 1: The Holy North - Brian Wood

 

 

This comic collection reminds me of the works put out by the French comic book company, Glénat, who specialised in historical comics in their Vécu series (check them out if you understand French!). This deals with Magnus, a fierce warrior, hired to escort a Christian priest on the Black Road, fraught with danger. He is joined by Julia, a Jewess, and pursued by Kitta, the blacksmith.

Flashbacks, betrayal, battles, bloodshed and death of loved ones are all part of the plot.

 

Well-illustrated and interesting, this is worth a look. There's more to come but it's recommended to lovers of tales about barbarians or history.