Finished reading the one I’d mentioned earlier and it … was … spectacular.
The way I randomly stumbled on this and picked it up and found it wildly exceeding my expectations is hard to replicate.
Some comedy, some romance, some bromance, some action, some tragedy.
Unlike other “related” books that go into “the treasure” or other conspiracy bits, this one focusses on the “random rank-and-file” people, and creates a story that is thrilling.
It is worthy of a grand movie — and not one of the current Marvel/DC-Comics/Disney superhero movies — but one of those epic/historical ones, such as Braveheart or Gladiator.
Note 1: there is at least one awesome easter egg that I won’t mention here.
Note 2: also, I didn’t realize that Jordan Mechner was also the one behind “The Making of Prince of Persia“, which I got from Stripe Press, and also liked.