Five young illustrators deliver graphic-novel adaptations of stories which feature teens at key moments in history.
In “The Jade Necklace” we meet two very different thieves vie for the same treasure in the crumbling empire of the High Maya.
“Love Triangle in the High Sierras” shows what can happen when infatuation meets a gunfight.
“Saloon Reunion” recounts a violent tale of remembrance and a son’s brutal revenge.
“Song of the Ayyubid” gives readers a moody meditation on war and commerce from the ancient world.
In the title story, young cleric Matthias’ life is radically changed by the mysterious Ottoman counselor Sokollu and by the Caliph’s gift, a pair of elegant throwing daggers. A cryptic message is engraved on their hilts.