Item description for Earthsong Vol 1 (Earthsong) by Lady Yates...
The top-ranking, fan-favorite webcomic comes to print!
A young woman named Willow awakens to find herself on a mystical world with no memories of her former life. She soon discovers that not only are the residents of this world fantastical creatures of ancient lore, but the planet itself is alive and conscious... and in grave danger! Caught in the middle of a terrible struggle, Willow must come to terms with a harsh reality not of her choosing.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Seven Seas
ISBN 1933164158 ISBN13 9781933164151
Reviews - What do customers think about Earthsong Vol 1 (Earthsong)?
Interesting... May 12, 2008
First off, the artwork is good, the plot is simple and the only reason I dropped a star was because I wanted more. The story does seem to move slowly, with lots of background information dumped onto us, but the setting is strange and interesting, with ideas unlike most stories and webcomics before it, so you need some data to help understand the world. I hope there are more volumes out there.
Lovely artwork, intriguing story Nov 24, 2007
On occasion, I feel compelled to try something new. I had never seen the Earthsong webcomic prior to purchasing this book, so I had no idea what this book was about. But the cover illustrations, plus some other good reviews, convinced me to take a chance on it.
It was a good gamble. The interior pages are filled with lush color and beautiful artwork. A quick thumb through it showed me numerous interesting characters with an incredible variety. Then I got around to reading the story. And the story was just as good as the artwork.
Lady Yates has developed an intriguing storyline, with sentient planets (and stars), a quasi-mythology, and of course a conflict. Added to that is Willow, the central character who has no memory (and even the other characters have no clue about her), and is justifiably overwhelmed by the events she is literally dropped into. The other characters also have distinct personalities. Their special talents (superpowers? magical abilities? whatever) do not eclipse the characters or storyline.
The first volume ends far too soon; hopefully there will be many more published. I found myself rereading the book several times, enjoying the glorious artwork and trying to guess where the story would be going. Of course, I quickly sought out the webcomic site too.
Thanks to Lady Yates for a wonderful new story.
Beautiful artwork, and a story that can only be described as "epic" Mar 8, 2007
The artwork in Earthsong is a fairly unique style, and over time continues to improve as the artist continues the story. The first volume (this one) is actually entirely redrawn, and some of the original story has been revised for the print edition. The result of this is a very beautiful book, cover-to-cover. From the first page spread, which features the main character laying under a beautiful tree, to the pages in which we meet the main villain, this book does not dissapoint either in drawing or writing.
The story is as stunning as the artwork, with character depth being the primary draw for me. Characters like Nanashi, K'thonya, and Felucca become quick favorites as the main character (named Willow) learns more about them, and more about her new surroundings in a quest to find out who exactly, or what exactly she is.
Earthsong is definitely a story that anyone can pick up (it's child-friendly), and is beautifully drawn and written so it will also keep you entertained throughout. The only bad part about it, is when you get to the last page and realize you can't keep going.
Absolute Eye candy Feb 28, 2007
There are so many reasons why Earthsong is worth buying. Number one has to be the art though, it's one gorgeous page after the other. The colors are jaw dropping, the characters are extremely well designed, and overall if for nothing else you'll want to buy it just to be able look at something this gorgeous.
But you'll want to buy it for more then that. Because the storyline is as good as the artwork. It's engaging and unique, but has a lot of very familiar tones to it that will entertain sci-fi, fantasy, and even action/adventure fans alike. In my opinion, it's one of the best on-line to print comics since megatokyo.
Earthsong Jan 10, 2007
A very well written and well drawn comic. I have enjoyed it in it's online version and definitely would purchase more should they come around.