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October 16, 2008

A Persian Adventure


“If you’re a discerning graphic novel reader who wants a much richer experience than what one usually expects from the medium, pick up Prince of Persia — you’re in for a treat.” – Critical Mass

“LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland . . . depict all the book's swords fights, courtly intrigues, romantic interludes and lucid dreamscapes with a style that evokes Middle Eastern art and design while retaining the vibrancy of modern action cartoons.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“The book is not a simple action-adventure, however, but instead tells two intertwining stories of love, death, betrayal, and fate .” – I Love Rob Liefeld

“It’s an amazingly well constructed story, one that manages to withhold bits of important information until the precise moment where their revelation will have the greatest impact.” – Every Day is Like a Wednesday


After purchasing a copy of this book at SDCC, this is what I wrote on my blog:

"*Prince of Persia: The Graphic Novel* by game developer Jordan Mechner, author A.B. Sina, and artists LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland, available from :01 First Second Books, completely seduced me. I've never played the video game, though I'm fascinated by it's artistry. But this book is simply beautiful, and I had to--HAD TO--get it. It's elegant and nuanced and compelling--everything a good book should be--AND it's a graphic novel. If this thing doesn't win awards of some kind, the jury's fixed."

In other words, you're preaching to the choir. Congrats on the great reviews!

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