In the tradition of BRAVEHEART and 300 comes THE LION OF RORA—the true story of Joshua Janavel, farmer-turned-freedom fighter, who Napoleon called history's greatest military tactician. Celebrated in verse by John Milton, Janavel and his fellow Waldensians battled to save their people from tyranny and persecution, the first case in European history in which subjects of a ruler rebelled to defend their religious freedom. Their fight inspired the Protestant Reformation and, in turn, the American Revolution. Written by New York Times betselling author Christos Gage (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) and television and film writer Ruth Fletcher Gage (Netflix's DAREDEVIL, LAW & ORDER: SVU), and featuring evocative art by Jackie Lewis, this painstakingly researched graphic novel chronicles the epic struggle over faith, freedom, and family.
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 16 Years|
About the Author
Jackie Lewis is a comic book creator from Atlanta. Growing up, she spent most of her time drawing monsters and building forts in the woods. Now, she's thrilled that she gets to draw both of those things professionally. Jackie's published works include Merry Men, The Lion of Rora, and Play Ball.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was my first venture into the historical graphic novel genre and it has me thoroughly intrigued. The true story of the Waldensians that it's based on is not one that's often told, even though it inspired the French and American Revolution. It has all the makings of a fantastical and heroic blockbuster and in this case, translates into an exciting comic book. I really enjoyed the story telling and the great art. Some of the full-page panels are really beautiful. What a great way to share a piece of history! I can't help but think people would be a lot more informed and interested if history was taught in graphic novel form more often. I purchased the hardcover version. It's a little pricey but the quality of the binding and the material of the pages (heavy stock) really justify the cost. This is a good one to add to your library!