Waiting on Wednesday: Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

38524301This week I am waiting on:
Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince by V. E. Schwab & Andrea Olimpieri (Illustrator)

Publication Date: October 8th, 2018

Goodreads Summary
The comic will delve into the thrilling backstory of Kell’s adoptive father, Prince Maxim Maresh, before he became the king of Red London. 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.


I don’t read a lot of Graphic Novels, but I will jump at any chance to go back to the Shades of Magic universe.  As a character in the Shades of Magic series, Maxim both infuriated me and confused me, but ultimately I came to an understanding of him as a King. Getting an insight into his mind in A Conjuring of Light helped shed a light on some of his actions in the series. I am fascinated by this character, and I love the fact that we’re getting to visit his past in this format and I can’t wait to see how this Prince turned into the King we met in A Darker Shade of Magic.

What’s your most anticipated book?

10 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince

  1. You know better than anyone how frustrated I was with Maxim this could shed more light on his character something we didn’t see in the Shades of Magic series; I’m like you I don’t think I’ve ever read a graphic novel but it will be nice to read my first from someone I really enjoy reading. I don’t think this will disappoint.

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