An odd subject of a graphic novel, this is the first volume in a series that tells the life of the Buddha. Since Buddhism is the only religion I would ever consider following, I thought it would be an interesting read. This first book was interesting, but quite odd at times. Some of the illustrations have a strong manga flavor, but not so much that it deterred me from enjoying the story of Chapra, Tatta and all the other characters. Siddhartha's role is brief as he is only just born in this, yet it is apparent that everyone will have a role in his growing up. I liked that the belief that all creatures have an equal importance on this earth was one of the lessons learned.