Title: A tale of a Thousand and One Nights: Hasib & the Queen Of Serpents Author: David B. Genre:Graphic Novel, Fantasy,folktales Reader age: 18+ Rating: 4 stars Publisher: NBM Publishing ARC provided: Netgalley Date released:1/06/2018 Pages:112
Blurb from GR:Heir to the wise Daniel, Hâsib is a young woodcutter promised to a great future. When his greedy companions abandon him in the middle of the forest, he meets the Queen of Serpents. She then tells her story, a fabulous adventure filled with gods and demons, princes and prophets. From Kabul to Cairo, journeys intertwine with intrigues and spiritual quests while the fabulous nights follow one another. An enchanting and intricately designed interpretation of the story of Hâsib Karîm ad-Dîm, through which David B. opens for us the gates of the Thousand and One Nights
I received this ARC from Netgalley all opinions are my own.
In this story we meet Hasib who has just been betrayed by his co workers, he is trapped in a cave and perchance meets a scorpion that leads him to the serpent queen.
The adventure begins
Although this book is a folktale,from the first page i was sure this book was not intended for a younger audience its a bit graphic.
The story is interesting, right from the first page the story grips you. If you are familiar with the one thousand and one nights you would know that this tale is narrated by Scheherazade ( your girl doesn’t want to get offed). It’s a tale within a tale within a tale, in that order until you get to the end when all the characters you thought were gone jump back to life ( i mean if i had nine- lives i would do that too).
Now the art style is absolutely gorgeous ( i found my self thinking this defies logic and the laws of anything on earth, but hey that’s why its fantasy), a perfect fit for the story.
If you love Arabian Nights i suggest you read this comic, you will enjoy it.
As Always be kind and spread rainbows,