The Stone Heartis the second book in the Nameless City trilogy from Faith Erin Hicks.
Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City: deep conflicts within the Dao nation are making it impossible to find a political solution for the disputed territory of the City itself.
To complicate things further, Kaidu is fairly certain he's stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders of the City. . . . But sharing it with the Dao military would be a complete betrayal of his friendship with Rat. Can Kai find the right solution before the Dao find themselves at war?
Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her graphic novels include the Nameless City trilogy,Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan),Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres),The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), and the Eisner Award–winningThe Adventures of Superhero Girl.
"Flourishing from the strong worldbuilding and characterization of the first installment, this middle volume of Hicks' epic...brings all to stunning emotional life." —Kirkus, starred review
"Her manga-inspired artwork is as lush and detailed as ever, incorporating vast cityscapes, cinematic action scenes, and quiet moments of meaningful, often wordless, expression. While less happens in this book than in the last." —Booklist