February 21, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

We’re very excited to be publishing a Medieval adventure of love and loss and Knights Templar on the hunt for stolen/missing treasure: Templar, by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puvilland.

This book may seem familiar to you if you’ve been following along with First Second for a few years now.  Our original intent was to publish Templar as a trilogy, but after releasing the first book (Solomon’s Thieves), we thought better of it (see: Publishers Are Only Human), and now instead of a trilogy, we have one giant book that collects all three ‘volumes,’ including Solomon’s Thieves.

We just got in final books, and they look stunning!

Here’s the cover (as usual, designed by our A+ designer Colleen AF Venable — she did a fantastic job on this one).

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And here’s the back cover.  These images are from medieval French tombs (which, obviously, feature into the book).

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And here’s the spine.  You guys, this book is going to be giant.

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I am emphasizing the giant-ness of this book by taking a picture of all the signatures in it.  There are so many!  It’s crazy.

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Here’s the unwrapped case, with the title on the spine printed in foil.  It’s very shiny, and looks great!

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Here’s the front flap — introducing the Knights Templar!

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And the back flap, which has authors (and ravens) instead of knights.

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And some interior pages — you can see here where the figures on the back cover came from.

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This interior includes the title page for the third ‘volume’ of the book — again with the dead tomb-based people.

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And here’s a final interior.

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Templar comes out in July.  We can’t wait!

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