The explorers guild is a centuriesold league of likeminded people. Kevin costner embarks on publishing voyage with explorers guild. The explorers guild volume one a passage to shambhala uk. Costner hopes that the explorers guild which he has been developing for nearly five years will transfer to multiple platforms i. Our motto, semper explorandum, is an insight to our way of life. It is really difficult to describe a book like the explorers guild. A passage to shambhala, a book about adventurers solving mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. A passage to shambhala ebook written by kevin costner, jon baird. The explorers guild excerpt published on oct 5, 2015 the golden age of adventure stories returns with this splendidly designed, actionpacked, globetrotting tale powered by. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the explorers guild. For the first step the actor has signed a deal with atria books to release the explorers guild, volume one. Kevin costner is at the center of a world rights deal made with atria books for the explorers guild, an epic serialized illustrated adventure novel series that costner hopes will. The guilds mission is to find new frontiers and fearlessly push the edges of discovery.
The actor has been working on the project with writer and art director jon baird and. This book wasnt at all what i expected, and thats both a good and bad thing. It blends stylized writing that recalls the golden age of adventure books by jules verne and rudyard kipling with graphic novels like the adventures of tintin. Set against the backdrop of world war i, with western civilization on the edge of calamity, the first installment in the explorers guild series, a passage to shambhala, concerns the guilds quest. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemens club operates a more mysterious organization. The telling of which is stylized in the fashion of the great war era and i highly recommend it to anyone who cant get enough globetrotting fun with a healthy dose of mysticism and gritty action thrown in. With its colorful cast, exotic locales, and intertwined fates, the book slowly addicts. Kevin costner developing explorers guild for a film and. Use the alphabetical lists below to look up a favorite book or author and then click see readalikes to discover similar books.
The book centers around the mysterious the explorers guild organization, a place where adventurers come to feel at home. Tell us what you like and well recommend books youll love. This beautifully produced combination graphic novel and adventure tale, set against the backdrop of world war i, concerns the guild s quest to find the golden city of buddhist myth. Its a fantasy adventure about a group of adventurers trying to find the. Join our community of taste explorers to save your discoveries, create inspiring lists, get personalized recommendations, and follow interesting people. Kevin costner talks about his new book, the explorers guild. If you enjoy reading john grisham or brad meltzer or tom clancy, or fifty shades of grey then this book is not for you. This beautifully produced combination graphic novel and adventure tale, set against the backdrop of world war i, concerns the guilds quest to find the golden city of buddhist myth. A passage to shambhala kevin costner, jon baird, rick. The guild of specialists book 3 the guide of specialists by joshua mowll and various may 12, 2009. The explorers guild by costner, kevin a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. The first book in the series, the explorers guild, volume one. Baird and costner team up with illustrator ross urban monsters, 2008, etc. If youre looking for help with a personal book recommendation, consult our weekly recommendation thread, suggested reading page, or ask in rsuggestmeabook.
At center are the ogdensbrothers john and arthur, sister frances. Kevin costner co authors book the explorers guild youtube. The style is therefore carefully tuned to read like an old book. Set during wwi, the plot follows brothers arthur and john ogden and a cast of truly unique characters as they journey through the world in. The narrative follows the travels of a group of british soldiers during world war i as they travel around the. Where theres a case to stick with for the first few hundred pages or so, it lies in rick ross clean artwork and, most of all. Books similar to a passage to shambhala the explorers. It is our intent and purpose to foster and encourage indepth discussion about all things related to books, authors, genres, or publishing in a safe, supportive environment. Kevin costner makes atria book deal for the explorers. The explorers guild is a centuriesold league of like. The golden age of adventure stories returns with this splendidly designed, actionpacked, globetrotting tale that combines the bravura storytelling of kipling with the irresistible style of the adventures of tintin. A lengthy, somewhat dense book that mostly captures the aesthetic of early 20th century literature but fails in the most important aspect. Max joness top 10 books about exploration books the. Published in october, the explorers guild, by jonathan baird and kevin costner, the famous actor and filmmaker, assisted by stephen meyer.
After the books release in 2014 costner will produce a cartoon, in which hell do voices, and a feature film, in. In the tradition of great books like arabian nights, the book will combine. The explorers guild is a unique book that is both wonderfully archaic and inventively modern. If you can handle joyce or faulkner or kipling or dickens, youll probably have better luck. Atria books has announced that kevin costner will develop a new book series titled the explorers guild that may become an animated series and feature film, which would star the actor. The explorers guild book by kevin costner, jon baird. The explorers guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely. The tale is about an organisation, the explorers guild and the search for the mythical city of shambhala. Kevin costner makes atria book deal for the explorers guild. They will learn to love books as i do because of a book like this. Plus, receive recommendations and exclusive offers on all of your favorite books and. Here you can find handpicked readalike recommendations for more than 4000 contemporary books and 3000 authors. Answering a gentlemanly challenge, arthur braves the arctic with his fellow dilettante explorers of the titular guild, and among the.
Their vision for this project is creative, sweeping, and. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Baird, who already had written books using graphics to advance the story, knew. Find out more about the explorers guild by kevin costner, jon baird, rick ross at. A powerful, semisecret society whose members are devoted to the greatest adventure of all time discovering the knowledge that lies beyond the ends of the known world. Kevin costner holds up a copy of his new book, the explorers guild. Kevin costner embarks on publishing voyage with explorers. The first volume of the explorers guild, by jon baird and kevin costner yes, that kevin costner, is a 750page love letter to those adventures of old. Matthew mercer, creator of the setting, said the book is meant to be both, you know, for fans of critical role and for people who have never watched an episode. A passage to shambhala, by jon baird i really wanted to enjoy reading this book. On the other, its a graphic novel that somehow reminds me of the adventures of tintin, despite not having a child detective nor a rascally dog. A passage to shambhala is a pastiche of the adventure story genre from the early twentieth century.
Judith curr, evp and publisher of atria books, says were thrilled to partner with kevin costner and jon baird on the explorers guild. Rick ross is resp travel back to the great world warm, and globe trot the world with a colorful band of characters affectionately known as the explorers guild. The man who dances with wolves, plays on the field of dreams and fights with the hatfields and mccoys has ventured into the realm of publishing. On the one hand, its an adventure novel that somehow mashes jules verne, joseph conrad, rudyard kipling and indiana jones all into one. The books contents are a mixture of action adventure story and graphic novel, with art by rick ross. As with many books thick enough to serve as masonry units, the explorers guild is slow to start and all too easy to set aside for more appealing distractions and this despite the fact that the book is part graphic novel. Set against the backdrop of world war i, with western civilization on the edge of calamity, the first installment in the explorers guild series, a passage to shambhala, concerns the guilds quest to find the golden city of buddhist myth. The creators, publisher and friends of the explorers guild offer you the conventional greetings and invite you inside. The explorers guild book by kevin costner, jon baird, rick ross.616 207 1071 344 1210 1427 78 517 354 1637 38 1266 1531 193 898 522 711 1265 795 506 243 1117 1153 1524 1524 401 656 1133 817 578 971 470 1415 1431 581 913 1100 916