Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel (Hardcover)
This graphic novel enticed me from the moment I saw the cover (I mean have you seen a more beautiful cover?) but I will admit, I don't care much about the Darkling from the Grishaverse. Despite not loving him, I did really love this graphic novel! Dani Pendergast's art is stunning and her use of color and swirls help flow this graphic novel beautifully. It provides interesting insight to the Darkling and his history and is a great addition to the Grishaverse. If you're a fan of the series, it's worth the read!— From Emma P's Picks
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Discover the origin story of the Darkling in this beautifully illustrated, first-ever Grishaverse graphic novel.
Before he became the Darkling, Eryk was just a lonely boy burdened by an extraordinary power. The dangerous truth is that Eryk is not just a Grisha—he is the deadliest and rarest of his kind.
With stunning illustrations and raw emotion, peer into the shadows of the Darkling’s past and discover why he has always been feared by those who wish to destroy him and hunted into hiding his true abilities.
But even in this villain origin story, wicked secrets are destined to reveal themselves . . .
About the Author
Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix series) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, The Language of Thorns, and the King of Scars duology—with more to come. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House (Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy 2019). She lives in Los Angeles and is an Associate Fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University.
Dani Pendergast is a cartoonist and illustrator from Parkland, Florida, with a BFA and MFA from the Illustration program at Syracuse University. She’s done work for Apple, Boom! Studios, Mondo Tees, and Wizards of the Coast, among others. She is the illustrator of Leigh Bardugo's Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel. She is currently based in Boston, Massachusetts.
*2022 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist!*
*An Indigo's Best of the Year pick!*
"Calibrated for heartbreak . . . A poignant, humanizing backstory for the antagonist of this beloved, long-running series." - Kirkus Reviews
“An absolutely vital addition to the Shadow and Bone world...centering on the Darkling when he was just a boy, this tragic and beautiful story adds layers to the villain we know and the scared child he once was.” — Nerdist
"An illuminating new chapter in the Darkling's origin story." - Entertainment Weekly
"A worthy addition to the canon that will surely leave readers wishing for more." - Shelf Awareness
"In this beautiful graphic novel prequel to the Grishaverse, Bardugo and Pendergast weave a heartrending tale that foreshadows the rise of the Darkling." - School Library Journal