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Publisher Description

From the bestselling author of The White Donkey, a heartbreaking and visceral graphic novel set against the stark beauty of Afghanistan's mountain villages that examines prejudice and the military remnants of colonialism.
In this hotly anticipatednew work from Maximilian Uriarte, creator of the popular Terminal Lance comics and The White Donkey, tells a "thrillingly cinematic" (Publishers Weekly) story of the personal cost of war and the power of human connection.
Lapis Lazuli is a rich blue semiprecious gemstone found deep in the Sar-i-sang mountains of Afghanistan's Badakhshan province. For thousands of years it has sustained the nearby mining villages, whose inhabitants lived peacefully in the mountainous landscape--until the Taliban, known in the region as the Horsemen, came to seek the riches stored deep beneath the earth. Taliban rule has turned the stone into a conflict mineral, as they steal and sell it for their own gain.
At the behest of the fledgling Afghan government, seeking to wrest back control of the province, United States Marines are sent into the mountains. A platoon led by their eager and naive commander, First Lieutenant Roberts, and a stoic, fierce squad leader, Sergeant King, must overcome barriers of language and culture in this remote region to win the locals' trust, and their freedom from Taliban rule. Along the way, they must also wrestle with their demons--and face unimaginably difficult choices.
A sweeping yet intimate story about brutality, kindness, and the remnants of colonialism, Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli is an epic saga from the voice of a new generation of military veterans.

GENRE
Comics & Graphic Novels
RELEASED
2020
July 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
154.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Shamer3000 ,

Battle Born!

Very good. Shows how a lot of internal conflicts and beliefs are in the Marine Corps. Different people from different areas with different perspectives fighting a battle for a different reason. Along the way we learn about the struggles of not only that type of environment but the type of individuals and how they behave in certain situations. Sgt King was an excellent main character, Displaying how savagery isn’t an exclusive, it is in the eye of the beholder. The art work is very beautiful as well, the themes of certain scenes really mesh well with the palette used. I loved it!

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