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An Honorary Man

(Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness #1)

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Paperback, 95 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Penny Farthing Press
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Ksenia
Sep 09, 2010 rated it liked it
I had picked this up at NYCC way back in February (along with a pile of other books) where it actually made its debut, and just now have finally gotten around to it. I realized that it always takes me awhile to get to my comics and graphic novels so I’m hoping to remedy that. For some reason, this one had been calling out to me recently. Maybe it was because I’ve been reading so many books featuring strong women (i.e Cleopatra’s Daughter, Gwenhwyfar, Black Ships). And Anne Steelyard is definitel ...more
ISMOTU
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Anne Steelyard is an aspiring archaeologist in a world not ready for her. This first chapter sets up a lot of intrigue and mystery, delves into the protagonist's background, and explores the real life tensions in the Middle East in the early years of the 20th Century. An enjoyable read with stunning artwork.
Michael
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is just the first part of a serialized story, but it's a great introduction to a cool, well-developed character. Anne Steelyard isn't just an adventurer for adventure's own sake. She has a deep, realistic, and heartfelt motive for the life she's chosen. She's the most believable character of this type that I've ever seen and I'm eager to see how she continues trying to reach her goal.

But also: lots of fights and intrigue.
Tony Calder
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I picked up this graphic novel as it is written by Barbara Hambly, who is a favourite author of mine. This is the first of 3 graphic novels based (loosely) on the life of Gertrude Bell. Anne Steelyard is an English archaeologist in Turkey in 1908. She faces pressure from her family to marry well and suspicion from the Turkish authorities because of the relationship she has with the Bedouin tribes.

The writing is excellent and the artwork varies from average to good, the colours are well done. The
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Doreen
Nov 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: snapshot
11/23/13 Felt incomplete, too much like setup, though promising a tantalizing tale to come. Great art, tho, and book design. Review tk.

12/4/13 http://www.iwantmytwodollars.com/2013...
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Michael
Jan 25, 2012 rated it liked it
a female Indiana Jones, and based loosely on a real woman adventurer.
Jim
Oct 11, 2012 rated it liked it
obviously the first part of a story, i'll look forward to finding out the rest but reminded of the second star wars movie - i paid five bucks to see this and it wasn't finished?!
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