Review of Unsounded (2010)
Ashley Cope (writer-artist).
Review refers to the first three printed volumes, or 12 chapters.
Intrigue and family in a high-fantasy world of different political systems and religions, where magic alters the philosophical aspects of materials and the minds of the dying shatter into the khert, “a force to arbitrate the systems of a finite reality”. The title refers to a deeper realm beyond the khert where human sorcerers cannot go and the gods are thought to live.
Gorgeous artwork and surprisingly intelligent worldbuilding, although little time is spent explaining how, for instance, the “command economy” of Cresce is supposed to work.