Ben Groferer reviewed "I got swept up in the whole Archanean world and I'm hooked". The first half of The Sword and the Raven, 265 pages. by Sci Fi artist Anton Brzezinski. It's about the planet Sarnhia and adventures in and around the Iron-walled city Archanea. Set in a sword and sorcery world with monsters where battles are fought with steel swords,
Stodgy Professor Roric Rossony has been asked to find a way to stop the deterioration of the powerful magica, and hires Perarre Tabrano to translate books for his research. Caught up in their unexpected romance and by the most important work of his life, he goes too far in his research. Magical disaster strikes, and he and Perarre must flee in search of the secret of the magica's origins.