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The ebook version of the second volume of The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya.
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In the second and final installment of the Eisner-nominated online graphic novel, we follow Zeynel, a carpet merchant turned vampire, as he travels across the West in search of home, after the passing of his wife, Ayse. Through a young English friend, Alfred Grimsley, Zeynel builds a temporary residence in a town in Southeast England. There he finds himself at the centre of a fad for all things Turkish, grappling with the meaning of home as it is distorted by the lens of Orientalism.  Meanwhile, he and Alfred must deal with the return of Mora Strigoi, an ancient Roman vampire, who is now seeking forgiveness for his sins.

A modern Gothic satire, peeling apart the trope of vampire as 'the foreigner', and recognising that true vampirism is in the Western consumption of Eastern bodies and objects.
A dramatic narrative about the healing power of compassion, arising out of faith, love and legacy.

This is the ebook bundle for the 2nd volume of The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, 1st ed.

1. Book 3 and Book 4.
2. a supplementary guidebook, which contains historical background, and authorial notes

3. a collection of fan poetry by Gwendoline Esther Hay

Book 1 and Book 2 are available in Vol I.

Review of The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Vol I.

"This is one of those stories that genuinely makes you feel like there's still hope for humanity, it's heartbreaking and sweet at the same time. Beautiful storytelling melds with incredible artwork and it makes this one of the best stories I've ever read. " Coley, Goodreads.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorReimena Yee
TagsArt Book, Comics, Fantasy, graphic-novel, Story Rich, Vampire
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Homepage, Kickstarter


TCM Vol II Reimena Yee.pdf 121 MB
TCM Supplementary Vol II.pdf 2 MB
Sayang by Gwen Hay.pdf 563 kB


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Thank you for breaking my heart in a beautiful way.