Solomon's Thieves

Solomon's Thieves

By Jordan Mechner; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator); Alex Puvilland (Illustrator)

First Second, Paperback, 9781596433915, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

Description

On the run from the law . . . in 14th century France

Life as a Templar Knight returning from the Crusades is dull bread, beans, and lots and lots of walking. But after Martin stumbles upon his lost love (now married to someone else), things begin to get more interesting very quickly. There's a vast conspiracy afoot to destroy the Templar Order and steal their treasure. Soon, Martin finds himself one of the only Templars out of prison and out for revenge

A swashbuckling story of betrayal, adventure, and an epic swindle, Solomon's Thieves is the first volume in a trilogy written by Jordan Mechner (the creator of the acclaimed Prince of Persia video games) and illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland.



About the Author
Jordan Mechner s videogames, including Prince of Persia, Karateka, and The Last Express, have received worldwide acclaim. Over 14 million Prince of Persia games have been sold around the world. He is the author of "Solomon s Thieves" and the creator of the "Prince of Persia" graphic novel, written by A.B. Sina, and he wrote the script for the Disney movie adaptation of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Mechner sold his first game, Karateka, while he was still an undergraduate at Yale, and then moved directly on to creating Prince of Persia. These were among the first games to combine arcade action with realistic animation and cinematic storytelling, and both titles became #1 bestsellers and are now considered all-time classics. In 2003, Mechner wrote and directed the documentary Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. He lives in Southern California.

LEUYEN PHAM worked in animation before turning to children s books. She wrote and illustrated "Big Sister, Little Sister" and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband.

Alex Puvilland worked together with his wife LeUyen Pham to create the art for the book "Prince of Persia". Alex has worked as a visual development artist for Dreamworks Feature Animation and on numerous films. They live in San Francisco with their son Leo.