This is my first book from Euro Books Publishers. Obviously this book is for young adults or for the core-comics fans like Mr. J.
This is a story of a brother who is longing to avenge his brother’s death. Long time back small British village was gathered for a traditional ceremony. The chief of the village was giving away a shield to the newly elected war head of the village. This shield is having long history and bonded with these people and top of all, these people are thinking that god will protect them if they have this shield with them.
This brave warrior brings this shield and goes to support Roman Emperor in a devastating battle. After the battle he was betrayed and killed in a duel with a Roman officer and that officer takes his shield.
Village people were so disappointed and started to trouble that warrior’s family. Younger brother of the warrior is managed to go with his village battalion along with Romans who is handling another invader.
Rest of the story is surprise. I’m not going to reveal that, but I can guarantee an unexpected ending in the book. It’s not just a happily ever after story.
Small Excerpt from the introduction
known to the Atalani as the Battle Shield, It's precious metal inlay ws said to have been a gift from the gods, passed down through countless generations and offering divine protection to their lands and warriors. Only the tribe's war leader had the right to carry this battle shield into combat. A tradition that continued even after the roman invasion of Britain. For although the Atalani were forced to pay occasional tribute to the conquerors, they retained much independence in the wilds of the south-west and were often in conflict with bandits and neighbours.
Paper quality is poor and having a good cover even though it’s not a hard back. Whole book is printed in black and white so you’ll loose the excitement of reading a colourful comic.
Indians may buy this book in Euro Books India’s site or you can buy even in book stores if available. Sri Lankans can buy this book in Cargills BookCity, Majestic City.
Finding comics book in Sri Lanka is hectic. Yesterday after work, I went to Vijitha Yapa, near MC and found almost no Comics books except Tin Tin and Asterix. .
Anyway I managed to find some Euro books at Cargills book city, Majestic City. You can find wide range of Comics, Manga, Animes at Vijitha Yapa, Crescat, Colombo 3.
That’s all for this post. See you soon in another post.
Sri Lanka 200 LKR
India 60 INR
My Rating (6/10)