The Shahnameh arrives

It's here.

The Shahnameh (Book of Kings) has arrived. Thanks for the birthday present, Mum and Dad!

It's the unexpurgated illustrated adventures of Rostam, his deadly horse, and all the Persian kings.

Mage Publishers make this amazing edition, with illustrations from medieval texts. There are glorious pictures of fighting, blokes on horses, demons, ladies and gentlemen sporting monobrows, and rich king stuff. (The hideous purple dragon things in the photo gallery are baby Simorgh.)

I can't wait to finish reading Rostam's adventures.