Elves : The Blue Crystal Vol 1

Author(s): Jean-Luc Istin; Kyko Duarte (Illustrator); Nicolas Jarry; Gianluca Maconi (Illustrator)

Comics & Graphic Novels

Elves Vol. 1 launches this stunning comic series from authors Jean-Luc Istin and Kyko Duarte, an epic saga of high fantasy where Elven races face conflicts that shape their world.


The Blue Elves of Ennlya, a small port town of Nordrenn, have been murdered Lanawyn, a Blue Elf, and Turin, her human ally, set out to discover who is responsible. The trail they uncover leads back to a clan of Yrlans--Northern men who hate Elves. At the same time, Vaalann, a young Blue Elf, undergoes a dangerous test called the Water of the Senses. Her future, as divined by the Mother Prophetess, is closely linked to the Sacred Crystal . . . a powerful artifact that enables the wielder to control the ocean itself Could Vaalann be the messiah that the Blue Elves have been waiting generations for?


The Sylvan Elves have hidden themselves away from the world, jealously preserving their independence and sacred grounds. Anyone who dares enter their territory soon becomes their prey. Eysine, City-State of the East, has always observed respect for the ancient pact between Elf and Man. But when a powerful army of Ork mercenaries lays siege to the kingdom, Llali, the daughter of the King of the city, must remind the Elves of the treaty that previously linked their two peoples. This tale is that of two races who have forgotten their shared past. It is also that of an Elf and a Human who carry with them the power to reawaken this bond.


Thus begins Elves, a sprawling saga of mythic proportions

Product Information

Jean-Luc Istin is a comic artist and writer of mainly heroic fantasy comics. In addition to "Elves," he is the author of "Druids," "Merlin," and "Aleph," among several other comics. Kyko Duarte is a Spanish artist, who began his artistic career in advertising. Since 1997, Duarte has become a prolific illustrator of horror, fantasy, and satirical comics."

General Fields

  • : 9781608878772
  • : Insight Editions
  • : Insight Comics
  • : 0.430913
  • : March 2017
  • : 254mm X 191mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean-Luc Istin; Kyko Duarte (Illustrator); Nicolas Jarry; Gianluca Maconi (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 112
  • : illustrations