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Shades of Magic Volume 1: The Steel Prince (Paperback)

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By V. E. Schwab, Andrea Olimpieri (Illustrator)
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Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab and torn from the universe of the Shades of Magic sequence, this all-original comic book prequel to A Darker Shade of Magic is perfect for fans of bloody, swashbuckling adventure and gritty fantasy!

As V.E. Schwab says, "the comics are going to bridge the space between Shades of Magic and Threads of Power." Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the king of Red London and adoptive father to Kell, the lead of A Darker Shade of Magic!

The youthful Maresh is sent to a violent and unmanageable port city on the Blood Coast of Verose, on strict orders from his father, King Nokil Maresh, to cut his military teeth in this lawless landscape.

There, he encounters an unruly band of soldiers, a lawless landscape, and the intoxicatingly deadly presence of the newly returned pirate queen, Arisa...

Collects Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince #1-4.

About the Author

V. E. Schwab's first adult novel, Vicious, debuted to critical praise and reader accolades. She is the author of the NYT bestselling Shades of Magic series, as well as a number of MG and YA novels, including This Savage Song. She has been called "the heir to Diana Wynne Jones." Her dynamic work has caught the attention of major TV and film studios.

Schwab has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Nashville, TN, but frequents Edinburgh.

Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now

Andrea Olimpieri is an up and coming comic book artist based out of
Italy. Andrea has contributed artwork to a number of titles including Dishonored, Mostri, and True Blood.

Praise For…

“A great introduction to a deeply layered fantasy world” - The Pull Box

"Exceptional … moves at a great pace and the artwork is stellar" - Comic Buzz      

"Featuring stellar art and engaging writing … visually stunning" - Chico Comics Page 

"Possibly the best fantasy comic out there right now" - Culturess

"An interesting read." - ComicBook.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9781785865879
ISBN-10: 1785865870
Publisher: Titan Comics
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Pages: 112