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The Divided Earth

(The Nameless City #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  378 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 25th 2018
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Lexicon This book actually doesn't come out till September 25th but once it is released, you will be able to get it from the library or you can buy it online.

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David Schaafsma
The Divided Earth concludes The Nameless City Trilogy, preceded by The Nameless City and The Stone Heart. It’s Hicks’ most ambitious and accomplished work so far, a comics meditation on violence in society and the role young people might play in shaping that process. The story is a fantasy adventure with political implications focusing on the partnership of two young people, Kai and Rat, who come from different factions in the area of Daidu, or what most people in the area call The Nameless City ...more
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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The Divided Earth is the final book of The Nameless City trilogy, and wraps the narrative up in a thrilling and satisfying conclusion!

Preceded by books The Nameless City and The Stone Heart, the story takes place in the fictional city Daidu, named by the Dao’s, the most recent conquering nation. However, due to centuries of conquest, the inhabitants of many different nationalities simply call it The Nameless City.
Rod Brown
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty solid ending to a good series, though there was an overreliance on way-to-convenient coincidences and slam-bang action. The fourth star in my rating belongs solely to Kata who shows up for the first time and practically steals the show. (Solo spin-off book needed now!)

(p.s., It doesn't take anything away, but I'm peeved that in an editorial oversight, a minor character's name changed from "Iniko" in the second volume to "Eniko" in this one.)
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018, comics
This was a good ending to the Nameless City series. I’ve said it before, but it remains true - I love Hicks’s artwork. I think the pacing, spacing, and color bring this series to life (thanks also to Jordie Bellaire’s lovely colors). Can we also just talk about how much of this particular installment is about a fight over a physical book (knowledge in general - in this case, how to make napalm)? Definitely worth a look, especially if you need a feel-good ending.
Rachel Reid
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's so good!
Todd Glaeser
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for the free e-copy.

I really liked the first two books in this series and this is a great conclusion. I don't "know" if this is true, but I "feel" like the art is scratchier, not as polished as the previous books. But I'm not sure.

I do like how the story concludes, that violence is not inevitable.
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely satisfying conclusion to one of my favorite graphic novel series in the past few years.
Wonderfully done and continues to explore pertinent themes of war, belonging, trauma, diversity, friendship, and just about anything else you could think of. Faith Erin Hick’s drawings matched even this darker tone perfectly. Conclusion tied up well without being overly sappy or dramatic and the while I am still curious what’s happening to our “villains” now, it isn’t a big hangup.

Is there any noise of this becoming a movie or animation? Because that would be lovely to see it gain an even wider
Sharon Tyler
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Divided Earth is the third (and final) book in The Nameless City series by Faith Eric Hicks. It is currently schedule for release on September 25 2018. The book begins where the second book in the trilogy, The Stone Heart, left off. Readers do need to read this series in order to understand and enjoy the story fully.

Kai and Rat might need to sacrifice everything for peace. The city is under new rule, and if they cannot stop the tragic events that are in motion the cycle of war, death, and vi
3.5 out of 5

The Divided Earth is a satisfying, action-packed conclusion to a great middle grade graphic novel trilogy.

Is it just me or is the artwork a bit sketchier in this volume? Still, the action sequences are on point:

However, the story does feel a tiny bit simplistic and idealistic, especially the end of "the war." Also, as mentioned by another Goodreads reviewer, there are literally a dozen or so people fighting in the battle that would determine the future of the city.
Angie Pinchbeck
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
A great conclusion to a great series! I would definitely suggest this to any YA (and maybe a bit older!) readers who want a good story, great art, and something of substance. It was a fun read with a good message.
It was fine.
I wish there had been more involvement from the city. More people fighting for change. More... well, people. There were seriously 8 people leading the attack on the Dao palace and maybe 12 soldiers fighting back. I guess I wanted it to feel like a city full of people fighting for what they believed in and wanted. And even though the story made that point, the art didn't execute it very well.
Tara Schaafsma
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Last book in this series. So good.
laurel [suspected bibliophile]
The thrilling conclusion to the Nameless City trilogy! As Rat and Kaidu try to figure out how to get back at Erzi and Mura and subvert their plan to destroy the Yisun army with an ancient and powerful weapon, Kai's father and the monk Joah run into old friends...or possibly enemies.

I loved this MG graphic novel trilogy so much. The artwork is absolutely stunning, and the storyline is riveting and doesn't shy away from tough topics like colonialism, the cycles of war and peace, conquering nations
Kris Springer
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great series; wonderful art and a message about friendship and hope and trust. A very touching relationship between the 2 protagonists, developed over the course of the 3 books. I will probably go back and read all 3, right in a row, to re-experience the character development and remind myself of some of the plot twists from the 1st 2. Worth the read!
Katie Florida
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved Rat and Kai from the beginning and I loved seeing how their story came to a close. Their character arc, the story of the city, and the story of tragedy and hope, are truly beautiful. This series was truly remarkable. ♥ ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Divided Earth is a satisfying conclusion to the Divided Earth trilogy. Without sharing any spoilers, the storyline wraps up in a way that makes sense, and leaves everyone changed. There's a feeling of justice being served, even if not everything is perfect.
In particular, Rat contrasts with Mura so well in the final actions of the series. The pairs in this book - Kaidu and Erzi, Rat and Mura, the Dao and rival nations - each deliver a great example of how differently life can turn out when p
The third volume in The Nameless City trilogy does not disappoint. Finally, Rat and Kaidu are allowed to witness a peaceful resolution between the city's conquered and its conquerors - something that rarely happens in reality, so it's very nice to see it in fiction. Faith Erin Hicks' art, as always, is sharp and delightful.

I received access to this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A perfect continuation of the story with a look at politics and family with action and awesome characters just like the first two volumes.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My son owns and has read the first two books in this series, and I know he enjoyed them, but I went in to number three basically blind. Nonetheless, I seriously enjoyed it. I probably would have benefitted from the context the first two books would have provided, but it wasn't strictly necessary. I love the complexity of the relationships in this graphic novel-- both between individual characters and between different social groups. The story had a lovely flow, and was very satisfying, and the a ...more
Dakota Morgan
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Nameless City series ends explosively (literally!) and maybe a bit frantically in The Divided Earth. This volume is basically all action, which can be fun, but I missed some of the quieter character moments from previous volumes. Suffice it to say, the conclusion plays out like you'd hope - few surprises (heroes are heroes, villains are villains) but it's satisfying. I'm here for a second trilogy (and third and fourth and etc).
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Oct 06, 2018 is currently reading it
Shelves: dnf
I had downloaded this tween graphic novel from Netgalley, but it was archived before I could get a chance to actually read it.
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked it. Good art and colors. Story was ok. Good friendship and perseverance themes.
The conclusion of the trilogy was worth the several-month-long wait on the library-hold list. The Nameless City trilogy handles the story of a city and characters dealing with what it means to belong. When do you belong to a place? When does a place belong to you? What gives you the right to be a part of something? Who has the right to dangerous knowledge? Tying the story together is friendship and the love of family. Plus lots of chases across rooftops and rich illustration.
Literary Strawberry
I just love Kai and Rat so much, and I adore how their relationship developed throughout the series, and while I absolutely ship them and strongly believe that they will fall in love and get married someday, I am so, so happy that it never developed into anything explicitly romantic in this context; like, they care about each other //so much// they're pretty much willing to die for each other but they're still kids and they don't feel the need to kiss each other you feel

So yeah. I'm just. Really
Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The story felt a little too simple. I wanted something more. Over the series, I have wondered who the target audience is. A lot of times if felt very juvenile, but then it gets very dark and seems like it's meant for a more mature audience. In the end, it was fine. Just fine.
Rebecca Ann
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This series gives me all of the feelings...all of them. It is extremely well done with great characters, beautiful art, and thoughtful commentary on war and diversity. It is also action-packed with kids jumping off roofs and stopping wars. I would recommend for grades 4-8, but older ages could enjoy this as well. I know I did!
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-comics
A good ending to the trilogy - nice character moments balanced with the action. Some of those fight scenes must have been really hard to draw - lots going on! As always beautiful color by Bellaire as well.
Marc the Darc
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fine finish to a short graphic novel series that is packed with quality. Every component of a memorable graphic novel are here; unique art design, excellent visual pacing, genuine character emotion, and much more.

I appreciate the brevity also; contemporaneously I was also reading book 15 or so of The Walking Dead, "a continuing series of horror" and was struck, not remotely for the first time in my life, by how much I appreciate a story that ends. For the same reason, I avoided online
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Born in the wilds of British Columbia, the young Faith frolicked among the Sasquatch native to the province before moving to Ontario at age five. There she was homeschooled with her three brothers, and developed an unnatural passion for galloping around on horseback, though never without a proper helmet (because you only get one skull). After twenty years of suffering through Ontario’s obscenely h ...more

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The Nameless City (3 books)
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  • The Stone Heart (The Nameless City, #2)