Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend! Mine was pretty action packed as my boyfriend and I spent time with friends and I also caught up with my dad’s side of the extended family. However, having a busy weekend also meant that I didn’t have much time to work on my reviews so unfortunately I don’t have any of those to share with you yet.
That being said, for the last few weeks, I’ve been enjoying reading Etta’s Goodreads Mondays and I thought I’d join in. This is a weekly meme where anyone can choose to highlight a book from their Goodreads TBR and was originally created by Lauren’s Page Turners.
For this week’s post I thought I’d highlight “The Golden Vine” by Jai Sen.
The dying words of Alexander the Great summon his son, Alexander IV, to the capital of the World Empire. There, the prince confronts a conspiracy that threatens his ascension to the throne.
To prevent the disintegration of Alexander’s united world government, Alexander IV must travel the labyrinthine paths of memory, though his father’s letters and the recollections of the emperor’s beloved companion Hephaestion, to the center of mystery: What is the secret of the Golden Vine?
To rule the world, the prince must know…
“The Golden Vine” by Jai Sen is the oldest book I had added to my TBR. The only reason that I haven’t read it yet is, because I literally can’t find a copy of it anywhere for a reasonable price! It is a graphic novel that tells the story of Alexander the Great’s son in an alternate universe where he actually survives till adulthood.
I’ve always enjoyed reading alternative histories, because I feel that history has so many great “what if” moments. I also think that Alexander the Great is such a fascinating figure in history being a brilliant military leader and builder and yet so woefully unprepared to take the steps necessary to secure his legacy. I really enjoyed reading The Persian Boy and Tais of Athens, which focus on lesser known but significant figures in Alexander’s life so I’m pretty sure that I would also enjoy “The Golden Vine”. Not to mention the fact that the art in this book looked phenomenal. I’m quite sad that I haven’t been able to read this one yet, but I hope that someday I will be able to find that elusive copy.
Have you read and/or heard of this book? Do you enjoy alternative histories? What is your favorite graphic novel?