Bijan & Manije is a beautiful story of love across the divide, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, but with a distinctive Persian flavour. A twist of fate brings Bijan face to face with the daughter of his enemy. They fall in love and refuse to abandon each other, even under duress. Can Iran's greatest knight, Rostam, help save the day and bring the warring nations to peace? The Book of Kings (Shahnameh) is a thousand year old book of Persian myths and legends, gathered by Ferdowsi. The stories are in verse originally. The story of Bijan and Manijeh is simplified and retold by Ali Seidabadi and illustrated by Marjan Vafaian for children.