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Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner
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Prince of Persia

by Jordan Mechner, A. B. Sina

Other authors: LeUyen Pham (Illustrator), Alex Puvilland (Illustrator)

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I still have no idea what I read. This book was so confusing! The back and forth between the past and present wasn't very clear and a lot of the characters looked the same so it was hard to distinguish what was happening to whom. ( )
  JillKenna | Dec 17, 2017 |
This graphic novel was created by Jordan Mechner who also created the first Prince of Persia video game in the 1980's and subsequent recreation of the sequel in 2003, Sands of Time. Merchner also wrote the screenplay for the Disney version of the movie. The story isn't exactly the same as game or movie, but does get its inspiration from the many incarnations of Prince of Persia. If you haven't read a story with two plot lines, this is a good way to get introduced to the way this can work in a story. It can be confusing, but the illustrations guide you through it pretty well.

The story is about choosing your path, fighting off demons, and finding your future. ( )
  JoanAxthelm | Aug 4, 2017 |
This graphic novel is part of the storyline followed by the Prince of Persia video games. However it doesn't actually tell the story from the video games; it's more of a backstory. The book tells the story of twins, a boy, Guiv, and a girl Guilan who will rule Persia and a boy, Layth that grows up with them who is the prince of an enemy their father defeated. Eventually the Layth marries the Guilan, but other's interfere in the ruling of the kingdom and all end up dead or in hiding. The story then moves forward a hundred years or so to the love story of Ferdos and Shirin. Shirin finds Ferdos in a well, he is hiding in an abandoned city. At times the stories are told parallel to each other on the page so that the reader can see all of the connections between the two tales and their characters.

The story was interesting and the artistic style definitely fits the story, with vibrant colors and style that reminds the reader of the stories Arabic roots albeit in a superficial way. However Ferdos' confusion about who he is makes the story difficult to follow at times, and also makes it difficult to figure out when the two plot lines are happening in relation to each other. This is where the parallel story telling becomes especially helpful. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This graphic novel is part of the storyline followed by the Prince of Persia video games. However it doesn't actually tell the story from the video games; it's more of a backstory. The book tells the story of twins, a boy, Guiv, and a girl Guilan who will rule Persia and a boy, Layth that grows up with them who is the prince of an enemy their father defeated. Eventually the Layth marries the Guilan, but other's interfere in the ruling of the kingdom and all end up dead or in hiding. The story then moves forward a hundred years or so to the love story of Ferdos and Shirin. Shirin finds Ferdos in a well, he is hiding in an abandoned city. At times the stories are told parallel to each other on the page so that the reader can see all of the connections between the two tales and their characters.

The story was interesting and the artistic style definitely fits the story, with vibrant colors and style that reminds the reader of the stories Arabic roots albeit in a superficial way. However Ferdos' confusion about who he is makes the story difficult to follow at times, and also makes it difficult to figure out when the two plot lines are happening in relation to each other. This is where the parallel story telling becomes especially helpful. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This graphic novel is part of the storyline followed by the Prince of Persia video games. However it doesn't actually tell the story from the video games; it's more of a backstory. The book tells the story of twins, a boy, Guiv, and a girl Guilan who will rule Persia and a boy, Layth that grows up with them who is the prince of an enemy their father defeated. Eventually the Layth marries the Guilan, but other's interfere in the ruling of the kingdom and all end up dead or in hiding. The story then moves forward a hundred years or so to the love story of Ferdos and Shirin. Shirin finds Ferdos in a well, he is hiding in an abandoned city. At times the stories are told parallel to each other on the page so that the reader can see all of the connections between the two tales and their characters.

The story was interesting and the artistic style definitely fits the story, with vibrant colors and style that reminds the reader of the stories Arabic roots albeit in a superficial way. However Ferdos' confusion about who he is makes the story difficult to follow at times, and also makes it difficult to figure out when the two plot lines are happening in relation to each other. This is where the parallel story telling becomes especially helpful. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Jordan Mechnerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Sina, A. B.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Pham, LeUyenIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Puvilland, AlexIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The following legends of princes and prophets, gardens and graves, water and fire, will not be found in books of history.
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The past and future are woven together in this epic tale of a prince, an evil vizier, a princess, and a prophecy in ancient Persia.

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