This page was the original site that heralded in our seminal work, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings. We have now moved our Shahnameh project over to our new site:
Kingorama is a website that presents the works on Shahnameh, created and produced by award-winning artist Hamid Rahmanian along with a handful of extremely talented collaborators. It all started with an idea to bring the little-known stories of Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) to the West. Written by the Iranian poet Ferdowsi in the tenth century, Shahnameh weaves together Iran’s ancient myths, epic stories and history into a great epic poem that stands along side other world mythologies.
Over the last ten years we have worked to present the tales of Shahnameh on a variety of platforms, so that it reaches a diverse audience across the globe. Starting with the best selling illustrated translation, you will discover an array of creative interpretations of the original that will delight the senses and ignite the imagination.

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

Regular Edition Flip through the book

First edition, signed and sealed by the artist.

An Iranian epic for the masses — CNN International
A gorgeous new translation of the Persian epic — NPR, All Things Considered
A Persian masterpiece, still relevant today — The Wall Street Journal
Simply breathtaking — Huffington Post
Brings new, vivid life to the epic tales of the ancient Persian kings — The Atlantic

$125 (US customers only) Buy Now


Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

Limited Edition

We have created a sumptuous limited edition of this Shahnameh especially for collectors, book lovers and Shahnameh aficionados. This red leather-bound beauty comes enclosed in a stunning printed, black cloth-bound box. The book has gilded edges, a ribbon marker and the book cover is embossed in gold. It is numbered and signed by the artist.

This edition was featured in the US Library of Congress's Persian Book collection and has been included in museum collections and exhibitions.

This edition of 299 is almost sold out, so be sure to place your order soon to secure your copy. It will make an enduring gift for close friends, family and colleagues and will be treasured for generations to come.

$550 (US customers only) Buy Now
$625 (International orders) Buy Now


Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings

Audiobook edition

"This 12-hour listening experience is read by award-winning voice actor, Marc Thompson from our Shahnameh: The Epic of The Persian Kings. With meticulous sound effect design and music editing, Hamid Rahmanian takes the listener on a sonic journey back in time, to the mythical world of heroes, monsters, magical creatures, lovers, and warriors from the ancient land of Iran. This modern rendition of the epic is an unprecedented audiobook experience to delight, educate and entertain listeners from all walks of life.

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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent Kings

Pop-Up Book

This is one of the best pop-up book I've seen in a long time. — Robert Sabuda

Release date: October 3, 2017

We are excited to share with you our newest project. Riding on the success of Hamid Rahmanian's best-selling book, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Books, we have partnered with paper engineer extraordinaire, Simon Arizpe to create a magical and dynamic new pop up book, based on the art and stories of our Epic Shahnameh. We are creating the very first pop up book based on a traditional Iranian story to delight the imaginations of readers all over the world from ages 2 to 102.

Pre Sale, Ships in September
$46 (US Customers Only) Buy Now
$55 (International Orders) Buy Now


Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

Shadow Theater

One of the great epics of all time and my favorite "Shahname" brought to life in a spectacular fashion by Hamid Rahmanian with shadow puppets design and cinematic wizardry. — Francis Ford Coppola

Conceived, designed and directed by Hamid Rahmanian

In collaboration with Larry Reed and ShadowLight Productions
Produced by Fictionville Studio and Banu Productions

Represented by Lisa Booth Management. Contact them if you would like to book the show.


Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent Kings

Puppet show

This Persian legend from the Shahnameh comes to life with live musical accompaniment and intricate shadow puppetry. This 20-minute shadow play tells the story of a misguided prince who transforms into the villainous Serpent King. His treacherous rule finally comes to the end with the rise of a brave young Iranian rebel.


Art and Story: Feathers of Fire

Comic Book

Relive the wondrous experience of Feathers of Fire through this small art book. Art and Story tells the love story of Zaul and Rudabeh through a comic book-style illustrated book. The book includes the complete script of the show along with stills from the live show and storyboard concepts that depict how the production was visually realized.

$20 (US orders only) Buy Now


We've produced a series of Shahnameh-themed puzzles that will delight and entertain the young at heart. An edition of 100 for each design, they are a wonderful way to introduce the art of Shahnameh to your family and friends. Puzzles come with a descriptive story of the scene.

$25 (US orders only)