Sultan Shahryar and Sehara escape from the palace! On the road, they meet two other runaways - a girl named Aisha and her tutor Alex. Aisha and Alex are in love, but her parents object to their union. When Aisha's father sends some men to capture them, the Sultan has to decide whether to help them or turn them in......
|Title||:||One Thousand And One Nights, Volume 05|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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One Thousand And One Nights, Volume 05 Reviews
Shahryar takes Sehara out for a day of fun. But the mood darkens considerably when the incognito sultan learns what his formerly devoted subjects really think of him. The writer makes a compelling point, the groundwork having been laid in previous installments in this series. In spite of his insistence on listening to his people, Shahryar appears to care very little about their feelings, well-being or rights. The sultan is merely 24 years old, still immature and better suited for fighting than statesmanship or politics. This explains his cavalier attitudes, extreme mood shifts and selfish disregard for others. He’s spent more time on the battlefield than off and doesn’t know how to comport himself in peacetime. This novel ends on a curious note: Shahryar asks Sehara to tell him a story and the royal bard relates a tale about the love between Socrates and his youthful lover Alcibiades. For once, his story appears to have no bearing on the situation at hand. But the man-on-man love that had been hinted at from volume one is finally given expression, leading to a very passionate encounter between the sultan and his royal bard.
Me ha gustado mucho este tomo, ha tenido partes de intriga, humor, tensión y dos buenas historias: una real (Aisha y Alex) y otra quién sabe si inventada por Sehara (Afrodita y Deathmask, digo...Alcibíades y Socrates). El final del tomo, con la moraleja, ha sido divertido. ¿Se narrará el final de la historia de Socrates en el tomo 6? Me está gustando esta serie. Al principio parecía que al incluir historias narradas interrumpía la trama principal, pero en este tomo ha sido como en el segundo (cuando sucede la parte de Alí), y se profundiza más en los personajes principales. Parece que Shahryar va sintiendo más "empatía" por Sehara xD. Ya van dos sesiones de practicar moraleja xD, una más íntima que la otra, pero ahí van.
Absolutely the lightest and most fun volume of this series yet. Shahryar decides to go on vacation and brings Sehara and Maseru with him. The interactions with them out in the rest of the country are so amusing and the story gets to loosen up because of that. Then, the fact that Shahryar doesn't even let Sehara tell any stories while they are out means that most of this volume doesn't have any outside storytelling going on, just their own stories happening. When the story finally does happen it is actually quit amusing- though it isn't finished! Another excellent volume.
this series really does get more and more gorgeous as it goes on.
reviewing for Graphic Novel Reporter
Finally, I feel like the sultan's becoming human again.