On December 16, GMA revealed in an exclusive announcement in which Leigh Bardugo provided a first look into the first-ever Grishaverse graphic novel and prequel releasing in 2022, which illustrates the origin story of the Darkling, titled Demon In The Wood.
According to Bardugo’s exclusive, the graphic novel will tell the story of “a young many burdened by an extraordinary power who will become the Darkling.”
Bardugo ends the announcement with this question “But is this the origin story of a hero, or a villain? That’s for you to decide…”
Original artwork will be done by Dani Pendergast and adapted by Kyla Vanderklugt, slated for a Fall 2022 release.
Before he led Ravka’s Second Army, before he created the Fold, and long before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy burdened by an extraordinary power.
Eryk and his mother, Lena, have spent their lives on the run. But they will never find a safe haven. They are not only Grisha—they are the deadliest and rarest of their kind. Feared by those who wish to destroy them and hunted by those who would exploit their gifts, they must hide their true abilities wherever they go. But sometimes deadly secrets have a way of revealing themselves…
Discover the start of a grand and sinister destiny in this must-have graphic novel prequel to the bestselling series and international Netflix sensation Shadow and Bone from spectacular new talent Dani Pendergast and #1 New York Times bestseller Leigh Bardugo.
Demon In The Wood by Leigh Bardugo, with artwork from Dani Pendergast is set to be released September 27, 2022!