An epic and wholly original graphic novel adventure of innocence wronged and vengeance taken.
"A sword untried is a sword untested," says one raven to another as they set out to winess the fate of the finest farm in Garmrland and its owner, Barbarian Lord. When he is cheated out of his lands and banished, Barbarian Lord begins a quest for allies and for justice, encountering monsters, ghouls, gods, and mediocre poets along the way.
Combining the rich traditions of Nordic lore and Icelandic sagas with sword-and-sorcery-and slyly understated humor, this graphic novel introduces an original hero with classic flair, brought to life in Matt Smith's beautifully drawn, detailed, and action-filled black-and-white illustrations.
"It's clear the gods of Battle, Poetry, and Cartooning had a hand in bringing us Matt Smith's wondrously entertaining BARBARIAN LORD. Our grim-faced hero wends his way through one fix after another with the kind of precision and aplomb we'd all love to have in the face of monsters, churning seas, verse-spouting villains, and really big idiots with swords."
—Dan Brereton, creator of Nocturnals
Barbarian Lord is available wherever books are sold.