The Ten (Book 1 of the Kingdom of Graves)

Leland Myrick is the author and/or illustrator of numerous graphic novels and comic books, including the New York Times #1 bestseller FEYNMAN. The Ten is his first work of prose fiction. It is the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy and tells the tales of the intertwined lives of a spy and a soldier serving the largest kingdom in the know world, the Kingdom of Graves. Book two, The Klau, will be out in the summer of 2012.

Book Description and Reviews:
From New York Times #1 bestselling creator Leland Myrick, comes the first novel in a new fantasy series, The Kingdom of Graves. A thrilling tale of swords and sorcery, The Ten takes its readers on a wild ride filled with adventure, intrigue, heroism and dark magic. This saga of soldiers and spies crosses the vast Kingdom of Graves as small cult uprisings threaten to spill out into a war that threatens the Kingdom's foundations and existence. Sword and magic clash in bloody battles, spies slip through the darkness to dispatch their targets with a silent knife, all in a struggle over control of the most powerful kingdom in the world.

About Myrick's earlier works, the critics have said:
"A tour de force. . . . This is the best kind of story for presentation in graphic novel form as the words and pictures work in concert to produce as a whole something more than either can do separately." - Shelf Awareness Pro Starred Review

"These images capture with remarkable sensitivity the essence of Feynman's character. The comic-book picture somehow comes to life and speaks with the voice of the real Feynman...The Ottaviani-Myrick book is the best example of this genre that I have yet seen." - Freeman Dyson, The New York Review of Books " affectionate and inspiring comic biography of the legendary iconoclastic physicist Richard Feynman...Like all great biography, Feynman is an enticement to read more of his works...I'll be shoving Feynman at everyone I can get to read it." - Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

"Spectacular." - The Horn Book, starred review

"Terrific." - Austin Chronicle

"A biography presented in graphic-novel form, told in the first person—an unusual treatment that's spectacularly successful." - Horn Book Best Books of 2011 "Colorful, vivid, and obsessive, the pages of Feynman exude the famous personality of the man himself, full of immense brilliance, genuine excitement for science, and a healthy dose of snark." - The Atlantic

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