The graphic novel Arshia is the story of a mysterious character born completely out of the writer’s fiction. Nevertheless, the relation of this character with Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) and ancient Iranian mythologies is quite notable as Arshia, along with the main characters, is one of the most influential and important characters in the Jamshid graphic novel series and the animated movie The Last Fiction, both of which are free readings of Shahnameh. The young protagonist starts his life during the rule of Tahmoures ‘the Giant Captor’, father of Jamshid, and his life comes to a close during the Afaridoon Era with the defeat of Zahaak. Throughout this collection of graphic novels, the mystery around Arshia’s long life is uncovered, and the number of secrets that have turned him into a mysterious character are revealed.
- Language: Farsi
- Publication Date: 2019
- Audience: Teens, Youth, Adults