In a world whose time is running out, four mysterious swords must be reunited to save the planet. A spectacular saga full of wondrous creatures and settings.
In a world threatened by the imminent death of its sun, young Yama lives a relatively happy and peaceful life as the daughter of the chief of the village. But everything changes the day a sword of glass falls from the sky, just as the prophecy had announced. Anyone who touches the sword is instantly turned to glass and dies. Orland, the local lord of war, comes to take possession of the unique weapon but fails to retrieve it. In the process, Yama’s father is killed and her mother taken away. Yama, however, escapes and survives with only one thought: when she grows up, she will return to get the sword of glass, and avenge her parents.
The Swords of Glass
Book 1 : Yama
Book 2 : Ilango
Book 3 : Tigran
Book 4 : Dolmon
Zuccheri’s visuals are the book’s strongest point, especially her lush depictions of the natural world—the frequent forest scenes are breathtaking. She also shines as a character designer: each soldier, merchant, fishwife, and warrior radiates personality, and it’s delightfully easy to get lost in Yama’s brightly colored world.
“Every blade of grass is painstakingly in place, every fantastical creature consistent in each appearance, and all anatomy precisely where it should be. The story is indeed gripping as the tale unfolds and new characters are introduced, but above all, Zuccheri’s work is simply breathtaking.”