The first-ever graphic novel in Leigh Bardugo’s beloved Grishaverse is a stunning prequel to the Shadow and Bone series following the early days of The Darkling. This origin story of one of the Grishaverse’s most notorious villains is a must-read for Bardugo fans old and new.
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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 . . .
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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 currently based in Boston, Massachusetts.