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ISBN13: 9781596433939
ISBN10: 1596433930
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Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The king aims to frame the Templars for heresy, execute all of them, and make off with their legendary treasure. That's the plan, anyway, but Martin and several other surviving knights mount a counter-campaign to regain the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

With gorgeous illustrations by LeUyen Pham and Alexander Puvilland and lush coloring from Hilary Sycamore, this 480-page, full-color, hardcover graphic novel by Jordan Mechner is itself a treasure.

Review:

"A wholly engaging and entertaining continuation and conclusion to 2010's Solomon's Thieves, offering the same mix of medieval history, political intrigue, and cinematic thrills in a swashbuckling heist adventure. After a very public arrest and dubious trial of the Knights Templar, renegade Martin of Troya is determined to retrieve the renowned treasure hoard of the holy brotherhood and clear its name. Along the way he's joined by opportunistic but lovable thieves, fellow rogue Templars, a sympathetic old flame, and other allies as he schemes his way into and, more importantly, out of Paris, gold in tow. Mechner's (Prince of Persia) tight plot never misses a beat, and the book is a definite page-turner. His passion for the subject is reflected in the story's adherence to actual events and settings, ably visualized by husband-and-wife illustrators Pham and Puvilland, whose art lends itself well to the stirring narrative. It's a rollicking good time and a real gem of a book, well worth the wait and price. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Acclaimed author, screenwriter, and video game designer Jordan Mechner began his career by creating the blockbuster games Karateka and Prince of Persia. He became the first game-creator-turned-screenwriter to adapt his own work as a major motion picture with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Mechner has published his game development journals from the 1980s as a book, The Making of Prince of Persia. Templar includes the first book of the trilogy, Solomon's Thieves, previously published separately in paperback by First Second.  Mechner was born in New York and attended Yale University.

 

LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland have not only illustrated Templar, but also Prince of Persia, the graphic novel, with Jordan Mechner and A.B. Sina. Alex works for DreamWorks Animation as a visual development artist, and LeUyen is the illustrator of over forty books for children, including the Freckleface Strawberry series by Julianne Moore, the Alvin Ho Series by Lenore Look, and her own All the Things I Love About You

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, September 12, 2013 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
When Jordan Mechner set out to write about the Knights Templar and their lost treasure, he was more interested in the actual history of what happened to the knights than in the current existence of their purported riches. The story of how these knights went from being powerful and respected in the Middle Ages to being accused of heresy and devil worship is full of deceit and corruption.

With his graphic novel, Templar, Mechner has created a sweeping tale that follows the plight of Martin of Troyes, a brave knight who fought in the Holy Land and by chance escaped the initial arrest of everyone in his order. With his band of misfit knights who also escaped arrest and the help of a noblewoman he used to love, Martin sets about finding what the Templars held dear and keeping it from getting into the hands of the powerful people who want all Templars destroyed.

Mechner also worked with illustrators LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland on Prince of Persia, and their graphic depictions bring this epic saga to life. A preface and afterword talk about the real history of the Templars and our continuing fascination with them.

It all adds up to a beautiful depiction of a fascinating historical event that can be put out on display or kept on a bookshelf for rereading of the story as well as the illustrations.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596433939
Author:
Mechner, Jordan
Publisher:
First Second
Author:
Puvilland, Alex
Author:
Pham, LeUyen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Edition Description:
Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in 1 lb

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Product details 480 pages First Second - English 9781596433939 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A wholly engaging and entertaining continuation and conclusion to 2010's Solomon's Thieves, offering the same mix of medieval history, political intrigue, and cinematic thrills in a swashbuckling heist adventure. After a very public arrest and dubious trial of the Knights Templar, renegade Martin of Troya is determined to retrieve the renowned treasure hoard of the holy brotherhood and clear its name. Along the way he's joined by opportunistic but lovable thieves, fellow rogue Templars, a sympathetic old flame, and other allies as he schemes his way into and, more importantly, out of Paris, gold in tow. Mechner's (Prince of Persia) tight plot never misses a beat, and the book is a definite page-turner. His passion for the subject is reflected in the story's adherence to actual events and settings, ably visualized by husband-and-wife illustrators Pham and Puvilland, whose art lends itself well to the stirring narrative. It's a rollicking good time and a real gem of a book, well worth the wait and price. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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