The Steel Prince Review

Title: The Steel Prince
Author: V.E. Schwab, Adrea Olimpieri,
Series: Shades of Magic Vol. 1
Publisher: Titan Comics
Publication Date: 06 March 2019
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 122
Rating: 5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

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...

Book Review:
Pre- Reading Thoughts:

Just a quick disclaimer, I have not read the Shades of Magic series, yet. It is on my TBR. I do have plans to get to it. Other than that, I am so excited to read this comic. When I saw this in my book mail I actually squealed!

A huge big thank you to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed this introduction to the world of Maxim. I think that this comic series will allow different readers to jump into the world because of this new medium. I loved the illustrations which were dark and atmospheric. The real pop of colour coming through when an individual used magic. I loved how the action scenes were displayed and the overall layout of the volume. In terms of the profession go the story, I really enjoyed that as well. I loved seeing different types of magic and I liked the conflict between Maxim and the soldiers, the soldiers and the general populace of Verose, as well as the conflict between the soldiers and Arisa. I'm really excited to see where this comic series is going to go. Once again, a huge thank you to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me a copy of this comic!


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