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In Defense of the Realm: A Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels)

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In an ancient age, when the pyramids were being built in Egypt, and Mesopotamia was rising under the rule of the Akkadians, the Indus Valley Civilisation grew in the plains of western India...

Four times the size of its more famous contemporaries, the Indus Valley Civilisation grew around a network of five great cities where peace and prosperity reigned. Prince Meluha, the
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Paperback, 104 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Campfire (first published 2010)
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Don't get me wrong. I did not hate this book or anything. I just found myself skimming through most of it. None of the characters appealed to me. I just wasn't invested enough to care about the story. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I wasn't up to reading an epic historic.
Nicola Mansfield
Sep 02, 2011 Nicola Mansfield rated it it was amazing
Acquired: Received a review copy from Steerforth Press.

Reason for Reading: I enjoy ancient historical fiction and am a fan of this India-based publisher.

An epic historical tale told within the frame of an ancient (150BC) children's study class. The book starts off with a two page spread of text explaining that very little is known of the actual people who lived in the Indus Valley in ancient times, but that much *is* known about how they lived and their way of life. This story takes place in 231
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Sue
May 03, 2012 Sue rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
This graphic novel tells a history of the Indus Valley Civilization. Much of the information is based on actual archaeological information although individual names are fiction. The authors are archaeologists.

I am not a big fan of graphic novels. This tells the story well through words and pictures. You do get a sense of what life was like. It is a quick read and would be good for folks interested in this time in history.
Nish
Jan 25, 2013 Nish rated it liked it
graphics are not interesting as other campfire novels do have but story is well explained with historical instances about civilisations..a good timepass
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