The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, Hardback

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Hardback

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This book is the winner of the Best Book Award at the 2014 British Comic Awards Readers!

This book is not a real encyclopedia! It is an epic work of fiction, detailing the many tales and adventures of one lonely storyteller, on a quest for Enlightenment and True Love.

This book contains many stories, big and small, about and pertaining to the following things: Gods, monsters, mad kings, wise old crones, shamans, medicine men, brothers and sisters, strife, mystery, bad science, worse geography, and did we already mention true love?

Critics are saying it is probably the best thing since sliced bread.

Maybe even since bread knives.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780224097192



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Not an encyclopedia at all, but a graphic novel. A tale of the Early Earth, a time long before the Permian when the Earth was much smaller, and lands were different and three moons shone down...Once upon a time a man from the Land of Nord met a woman from the South Pole and fell in love. But despite their love for each other they find that they unable to touch, or even come within two feet of each other. But despite this they had a belief that love would conquer all and so were married, and throughout the long cold winter of the Southern Pole the man told his wife the story of how he came to the South Pole, starting with the story of three sisters who once asked a shaman to split a baby's soul into three so that they would each have a child to care for ... And as the man relates his tale, story follows story, each hinting a little at something from mythology or the bible, but never being exactly what is expected. I'm not quite sure exactly what I liked about this little book. But like it I did.