Templar by Jordan Mechner

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A sweeping medieval caper set amid the persecution of the Knights Templar during the early 14th century....An explosive but overly wound clockwork whose center doesn’t hold.
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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.

 

About Jordan Mechner

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Acclaimed author, screenwriter, and video game designer Jordan Mechner began his career by creating the blockbuster games Karateka and Prince of Persia. Mechner was born in New York and attended Yale University. LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland have illustrated not only this book, 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.  
 
Published July 9, 2013 by First Second. 480 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Jul 07 2013

A sweeping medieval caper set amid the persecution of the Knights Templar during the early 14th century....An explosive but overly wound clockwork whose center doesn’t hold.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Apr 29 2013

It’s a rollicking good time and a real gem of a book, well worth the wait and price.

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Good
Reviewed by Jeff Provine on Jun 06 2013

Templar from First Second Books is a 480-page graphic novel and one of the most perfect representations of what the term means. The enormous work has a strong protagonist with complex and even conflicting goals, a wealth of secondary characters with their own goals and stories, and a rich background in a troubled world.

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