The Nameless City

The Nameless City has been called many things, renamed each time it is conquered by a foreign power. The city’s original inhabitants have long since stopped calling it anything. They simply go on about their lives as each new empire wins control over the ancient city.

Kaidu is new to The Nameless City, which his people named Daidu when they conquered it 30 years before. He has come to be trained as a Dao warrior, whether he likes it or not, and to meet his father for the first time. However, the Nameless City is not what Kaidu expected, and when he meets a girl name Rat he begins to question his own people’s control over the city. Can Rat and Kaidu become friends, save a general from assassination, and help bring peace to a city that has only known violence for hundreds of years? It may be a tall order, but they are up to the task!

The Nameless City is a remarkable graphic novel that will appeal to all ages. It presents the reader with a fully formed world that they will find both foreign and familiar. Faith Erin Hicks’s full color art is simple yet dynamic. She delivers a story that asks us to reexamine our prejudices and learn to see ourselves in those we have been taught to see as alien. 

The Nameless CityBy Hicks, Faith Erin author, artist.

Kaidu is new to The Nameless City, which his people named Daidu when they conquered it 30 years before. He has come to be trained as a Dao warrior, whether he likes it or not, and to meet his father for the first time. However, the Nameless City is not what Kaidu expected, and when he meets a girl name Rat he begins to question his own people’s control over the city.

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