Welcome to The Worlds of Cixin Liu, a series of graphic novels created by 26 writers and illustrators from 14 different countries to salute the unique imagination of China's science fiction grandmaster.
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, he has been 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 for 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...