The epic of palace intrigue and battlefield glory, from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, that became a hit anime franchise!
THE LONG ROAD TO ECBATANA
After Gieve leaves under fraught circumstances, Arslan and the Parsian army are finally ready to march to the capital of Ecbatana. Guiscard and the Lusitanian government have their own plans, but Pars finds victory in their first encounter thanks, once again to Narsus's brilliant foresight and strategy. However, an unexpected run-in with Lusitanian scouts forces Arslan and his allies into a bloody battle neither side is prepared for. After the prince finds himself locked in conflict with Étoile, he faces a dilemma: How does one treat an enemy who would rather die for their beliefs than receive any form of mercy?
About the Author
Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka is a popular Japanese novelist who is best known for The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. His works have been known to span across multiple media, including manga, anime, and even musicals.
Hiromu Arakawa is the award-winning artist behind the immesnsely popular Fullmetal Alchemist. In addition to Fullmetal Alchemist, she is also the illustrator/author of Silver Spoons which is currently available as an animated television series in Japan and the United States. Her newest work is as the illustrator of The Heroic Legend of Arslan, a featured title in the same magazine as Attack on Titan.