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! 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.
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 Explosive and dramatic ... makes the lore accessible and understandable, and the art is absolutely gorgeous - Geeks World Wide Full of lessons, realizations, and vibrant images, The Steel Prince adds a new layer of complexity to the Shades of Magic series - Paperback Paris A great introduction to a deeply layered fantasy world - The PullBox A masterpiece and a delight to read and admire - DePepi One of fantasy's most successful series in recent years is coming to comics - The Hollywood Reporter