By Steve Stone (Illustrator)
(Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753419168, 64pp.)
Publication Date: November 10, 2009
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Ten of the greatest warriors of history meet for the first time. From Viking vs. Aztec Warrior and Samurai v. Gladiator to Medieval Knight vs. Zulu, Versus explores who would triuimph and why, if these fiercest warriors were to engage in deadly battle against one another. Data files compare and contrast weaponry, armor, tactics and codes of honor, while eye-catching background scenes of arenas provide historical and cultureal context. With the computer-gamer in mind, designs brings history's warriors into the 21st century and readers will be treated to large, gate folded pages that enhance the expereience of each battle In the end, only one can be crowned history's ultimate warrior. Who will it be?
Steve Stone is an accomplished illustrator. He has worked on hundreds of book covers, most notable Stephen King’s DARK TOWER series and Terry Brooks’ epic fantasy series SHANNARA. He has produced many commissions in the advertising sector for clients as diverse as General Electric, Sony and Mars.
[A] stunning presentation, gripping illustrations and fascinating text filled with historical details.
Yellow Brick Road
The highly-detailed text and illustration. . . will appeal to gamesters, including reluctant readers.
Curled Up With a Good (Kid's) Book
[A] visually impressive collection of words and art.
[A] very cool book.