The Explorers Guild Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird, with Kevin Costner & Stephen Meyer soon to be available at the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New York: Atria Books, 2015, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Developed by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, this is a magnificently produced, illustrative adventure story about a clandestine society of rogue voyagers on a mission to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemens club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice.
The aim of The Explorers Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first instalment in The Explorers Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guilds quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion. The Explorers Guild is a rare publishing opportunity, powered by the creative passion of one of the worlds true storytelling masters, Kevin Costner.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIII] 770 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.