The world of V.E. Schwab’s SHADES OF MAGIC will return in the comic THE STEEL PRINCE!
YA author V.E. Schwab is well known for conjuring up beautiful worlds and characters that we cannot help falling in love with. No doubt to the delight of readers, Shades of Magic is getting a prequel in the form of a comic series/ The first volume is called The Steel Prince. The upcoming comic is illustrated by Andrea Olimpieri, who illustrated Dishonoured.
Set before A Darker Shade of Magic, this prequel will reveal the backstory of prince Maxim Maresh, Kell’s adoptive father, before he becomes the ruler of Red London. Here’s the description:
“When Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city far away to cut his military teeth on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and a newly returned pirate queen.”
You can take a look at some art from the upcoming comic below.
Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince arrives in bookstores on October 8.