Solomon's Thieves, Book One

Solomon's Thieves, Book One

A group of renegade knights, back from the Crusades, band together to pull off the greatest heist the medieval world has ever seen. Join Solomon's Thieves for a swashbuckling, medieval action-adventure, based on the true historical events of the order of the Knights Templar....

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Title:Solomon's Thieves, Book One
Author:Jordan Mechner
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1596433914
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Solomon's Thieves, Book One Reviews

  • Shane
    Apr 04, 2010
    So I got this from the Amazon Vine program because I thought my 11-year old son might enjoy it. He read it in a day and gave it the "meh". It gets a little better from me but not a lot. It's kind of light hearted and silly but does tell the story of the templars so it gets pretty dark ...
  • Tony
    Apr 07, 2010
    First of all, I guess I should fess up that I'll read pretty much anything published by First Second -- I completely trust their editorial and artistic choices. Which is not to say I love everything they put out, but that I will give it a chance, and generally come away satisfied. This...
  • Harold Ogle
    Apr 29, 2013
    This is a compelling graphic novel telling the first part of a story set during the end of the Templars at the dawn of the 14th century. In telling the story of a few Templars who escaped the persecution, we see the larger story of the blacklisting first of France and then the Pope. It...
  • Satia
    Apr 21, 2010
    I wanted to like this more. Perhaps I would have if I could figure out who the target audience is supposed to be . . . or if it were not so full of cliches. For more: http://satia.blogspot.com/2010/04/sol... ...
  • Lisa
    May 29, 2010
    2.5... I didn't dislike it, but it felt like a lot of pages for not a lot of action. ...
  • Robin
    Jul 31, 2010
    Really cool action adventure tale based on history. It may not appeal to everyone but there are sword fights and romance and mystery so, really, what's not to like? Brought to you, once again, by the good folks at First Second Publishing, a division of Roaring Brook Press! ...
  • Cindy Hudson
    Jul 23, 2010
    Solomon?s Thieves is a new graphic novel that takes the reader back to medieval times and the story of the Knights Templar. The Templars came into being to protect pilgrims on their journey to the Holy Land. Over the years they became strong and wealthy in their own right, and kings ...
  • Maria
    Apr 06, 2012
    Nice glimpse into the lives of the Templar Knights as they fell from their days of glory. Makes me want to read more about them. I wish the author had given more backstory and had given more at the end of this volume. ...
  • Sheila
    Jul 23, 2010
    Solomon?s Thieves by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puvilland is a graphic novel about the Knight?s Templar. It begins with the siege and destruction of Acre by the Saracens during the Crusades. Returning to France things do not go well for the Templars. King Phillip has dec...
  • Kara
    Aug 08, 2013
    Despite the setting of a massacre, the beginning and the description made it seem like this was going to be a medieval style heist story ? lots of planning and robbing the rich and beating complicated security and quips. Nope. It?s all set up ? an entire volume and nothin...
  • A.J.
    Feb 15, 2013
    I seriously want the continuation of this one. ...
  • Patricia
    Jul 03, 2010
    This is a new title by Jordan Mechner, the creator of the Prince of Persia game & graphic novels. It's based on a true story about the Templar Knights who were slaughtered after their return from the Crusades- something about the Crusades & French history that I knew nothing ab...
  • Robyn Hawk
    Apr 07, 2010
    Using the dissolution of the French Templar's as the beginning premise this tale takes off from the start...swashbuckling adventure, a woman betrayed, and a vow of revenge...so of course I loved it!!! The art work is rough and dramatic and though set in the 1400's the dialog would b...
  • Deborah
    Sep 14, 2011
    From the team that produced Prince of Persia (my first graphic novel), a teen graphic novel about the Templar and their demise. I finished the last page which said "End of Book One" and immediately checked the library for Book 2 with no luck. Apparently, I need to chill out because thi...
  • Rob
    Jun 15, 2010
    This is a solid if unremarkable graphic novel about the Knights Templar. The illustrations are well-crafted in that casual French style and the coloring adds a lot to the atmosphere in recreating the period. Despite these likeable qualities, the story itself was pretty standard fare an...
  • Francis S. Poesy
    Dec 02, 2012
    If there are Templar Knights involved I'm always up for checking a book out and I'm happy to say this treats the true history of the Templar Knights very well while also being a funny, serious, exciting, and touching ripping yarn in the vein of the classics like Treasure Island and The...
  • Beth Kakuma-Depew
    Jan 12, 2012
    A fun indie comics in a medieval settings with action and intrigue. BUT. The story doesn't have an overarching theme or plot, and is episodic in a meandering way. And the main character is not well-developed. I love LeUlen Pham's picture books, but her illustration style here looks clu...
  • Jan
    Jul 25, 2011
    This book was a goodreads win. Thank you. The story of a love lost and the home coming of the Knights Templers, and the betrayal of a King and Country, all told in easy to read comic book writing. Well done. The Author gives one lots of further books to read at the end of his story, if...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 20, 2010
    What really happened to the treasure of the Templars in 1307? More importantly, what happened to the Templars? Oh, this is good. Like the best of Alexandre Dumas mixed with some Robin Hood with a dash of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure. ...
  • Kyle McCreary
    Jul 15, 2011
    I don't often read graphic novels these days. But when I received a copy of Solomon's Thieves through the "First Reads" drawing, I immediately slipped it close to the top of my "to read" stack. I've always been a sucker for a good Knights Templar tale. And this first offering of a new ...
  • Stuart
    Jun 30, 2011
    Jordan Mechner creates an engaging narrative of 14th century Europe in the aftermath of the Crusades. This is a promising start to what will be an excellent series. The story foces on a Knight Templar who fought at the tail end of the Crusades thru the betrayal of the Templar in 1307. ...
  • L.D.
    Jul 15, 2011
    If I could give out half stars I would rate this graphic novel 3.5 out 5 but since that's not possible I simply rounded up. If I were about six to ten years younger this graphic novel would have definitely rated a solid 4 stars. The plot is straightforward enough: manipulation of k...
  • B.C.
    Jun 13, 2014
    I would probably give this 2.5 stars because the writer did a good job a story in the Templar world without it being some conspiracy that disproves Christianity. That was well done. The art was meh, not bad, but not great. The panels were not really used with purpose. The wri...
  • Erik Eckel
    Dec 30, 2013
    Just this summer I discovered First Second, the publisher of many wonderfully drawn and narratively compelling graphic novels. I?ve read approximately six of the publisher?s titles to date, and I?ve loved most every book. More sophisticated than a comic and each an omnibus equiva...
  • Heidi The Reader
    Oct 12, 2016
    I almost flipped out over this series today because I went to request the second book and found that it was never published. Not to be deterred, I used my mad librarian skillz and discovered that, after the release of Solomon's Thieves, the publisher bound all of the issues together ra...
  • Jeffrey
    Jul 25, 2012
    M.I.T.N.G reviews Solomon's Thieves Book One http://mediocrityisthenewgenius.com/2... ...
  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    Jan 01, 2013
    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Solomon's Thieves is the latest title in the :01 First Second series of graphic novels aimed mostly at teen to adult readers. Author Mechner says in the afterward that he wanted to tell a tale about the ...
  • Ashley
    Jun 24, 2013
    Follows the arrest and, eventual downfall, of the Templar Order. The plot jumps around and it is hard to follow. Not much context is given. The illustrations seem very cartoonish and basic. I'm still a lover of the Middle Ages and am intrigued where the storyline might be heading but, ...
  • Arnela
    Nov 21, 2018
    I'm not a huge fan of books in the religious genre [unless we're talking historical accounts of actions written by the most unbiased party one can find], I just feel like they get a little preachy at times. But I really love this comic, in that it depicts the knights as people; thou...
  • Anurag
    Oct 30, 2016
    I will not recommend this book! The reason behind it is that this is the first book in a planned trilogy. However the next two books never hit the market. The story starts well but loses its track somewhere in the middle and as it is supposedly the first book of a longer story line, i...