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Night’s Dominion: Season Two #1+2

The Cult of Uhlume is no more, and the city of Umber nurses its wounds, as do the reluctant heroes who saved it. Trauma and tragedy have left their mark on Emerane, the lowly barmaid. But when Asps target the city’s Alderman, as well as its champion, the Furie, she finds herself donning the mantle of the Night once again, and coming to their defense – whether she’s ready or not.

After rescuing the city Alderman from assassination, Emerane takes him to her tenement for refuge, only to find the Furie near death from a poisoned arrow. It seems the House of Asps intend to eliminate Umber’s only defenders of justice. But to what end, and at whose command, Emerane must find out. What she doesn’t yet realize is that, as the Night, she is their final target...

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Night’s Dominion: Season Two #1

Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh

After the Night and her comrades saved the City of Umber from the army raised by the Cult of Uhlume, things have returned to normal. “Normal”, being the city on the edge of riot, with political disputes coming to a boiling point while people starve in the streets, barely able to afford bread.

In the aftermath of their adventures, the heroes who saved Umber are in various states of running to their previous lives. The magus Wikan has taken to the streets, hoping to make a living by selling the tales of how he saved Umber to the people, but no one seems to care to listen. Corentine has begun practicing medicine in the temple, much the the ire of another priest who does not see the gods in science...

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Night’s Dominion Vol 1

Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh
Publisher: Oni Press

A bard, a mage, an assassin, a cleric, and a thief meet in secret to steal untold treasure from a cult growing in the heart of the city of Umber, but when their heist uncovers a plot to destroy all of Umber, they must decide if they will fight for the city, or watch as it burns to the ground.

Night’s Dominion by Ted Naifeh creates a fantasy world that is immediately engrossing, with a cast of likeable anti-heros and a plot that expertly balances small character moments with epic, large-scale battles. It draws you in from the moment it opens on the Maestro telling the tale of a long forgotten hero, and doesn’t let go until it’s told its own tale of mythic scale and heartfelt emotion.

The most striking thing to me about Night’s Dominion

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Night’s Dominion #2-4

When she’s not working as a barmaid, Emerane becomes the Night, the most wanted thief in Umber. But when the Furie, Umber’s self-proclaimed champion, declares himself her enemy, she’s soon penniless and desperate. Her only recourse is to join the Bard and his ragtag team of rogues as they infiltrate the Cult of Uhlume’s tower in search of untold riches. The tower is not as it seems, however, and our heroes—if we dare call them such—may find more than they bargained for in its murky depths.

Night’s Dominion’s protagonist, Emerane, is probably the most believable female character in comics today – I’d go so far as to say of any character. She’s utterly ferocious. Like an Oscar-worthy performer in a so-so cast, she burns her way out of the page and into your brain...

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Night’s Dominion #1

A brand new dark fantasy epic from the mind of Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg, Batman ‘66) begins here!

Umber: an ancient, sprawling city where the rich live like kings and the poor are lucky to get their scraps. At its center, the tower of Uhlume rises, guarding untold riches. Though heavily guarded, with the right plan… the right people… the treasure is free for the taking. Enter our five players: the Bard, the Acolyte, the Asp, the Magus… and a barmaid? But this barmaid knows the city better than anyone. This barmaid hides a dark secret. And this barmaid needs to make a lot of money… fast.

How should I describe Night’s Dominion? Superlative? Amazing? Wonderful? A breath of fresh air?

Odd that this fresh breath would be set in the decidedly unfresh setting of a q...

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