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Imagine one dark morning when the sun doesn’t rise any more. This is what happens one day to the Incas! What sin did they commit to be so abandoned in this way by their Sun God? And more importantly, what can they do about it?
The authorities are having a really difficult time coming up with an explanation for the population. The Emissary of the Incas recommends sacrifices, while the small tribes, once submissive, rise up. Anarchy seizes the realm, for even the oracles had not predicted this… Yet there was someone who had read in the stars that the Sun would never rise again. His name is Maki, and even though a simple, poor, one-armed shepherd, he is nevertheless going to try to understand what happened and to make the Sun return.
This dark story in two volumes, written by Vehlmann for which Frantz Duchazeau provides images with brilliance, subtly mixes cruelty and humor, the sublime and the pathetic.