Dark Horse Comics’ compendium of all things The Legend of Zelda finishes out 2013 in style with a number six posting on Amazon.com’s best-sellers list for the year.
“We knew this book was going to be one of the highlights of the year before it even hit catalogs,” said Dark Horse’s president and publisher, Mike Richardson, “but no one could have predicted the unprecedented success and acclaim this book has received. Hyrule Historia has earned a place in the Dark Horse history books!”
Those might seem like some big words, but if you haven’t read Hyrule Historia as of yet and you’re among the legions of fans of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series, then you’re seriously missing out. The book was not only a landmark title in that it actually made sense (pretty good sense too) out of the Zelda timeline(s), but it also was an absolutely gorgeous love letter to the famed action/RPG titles. We reviewed the tome shortly after release and found it to be a must for fans that simply would not disappoint.
Apparently, a lot of the fan base for the incredibly long-running series agreed with us because not only did it fare extremely well on Amazon, but it also shot to the very top of the charts and was the number one book in America in the Nielsen rankings (yes, they have that for books too) on the BookScan charts for this past February. Impressive as that is, the accolades don’t stop there.
Hyrule Historia also clocked in at number one with a Master Sword on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and ranked big in countries like UK, China, Italy, Spain, and Canada as Dark Horse brought a second printing of the book to market. Apparently, everyone everywhere loves The Legend of Zelda- go figure.
If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can still find copies at Amazon as well as other booksellers like Barnes & Noble. And if you have been waiting on it, you might want to pick one up sooner than later. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.