An international collaboration involving 26 writers and illustrators from 14 different countries have transformed 15 of Cixin Liu's – 'China's answer to Arthur C. Clarke' (New Yorker) – award-winning stories into graphic novels.
Xianyang, capital of the state of Qin, 227 BC.
Before the great king, Ying Zheng, ruler of the state of Qin, stands the emissary of the state of Yan, Jing Ke. Charged with the attempted assassination of Zheng, is sentenced to death. But the king recognises before him not only a noble man, but a highly intelligent one too, so he is spared and made one of the king's advisors.
Obsessed by the search of eternal life, Zheng sets his new advisor to apply his mathematical studies to this pursuit. Jing Ke calls upon the numbers and shapes which the Heavens confer unto him, to calculate a figure that will reveal that great secret...