Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince
Delve into the thrilling, epic tale of the young and arrogant prince Maxim Maresh, long before he became the king of ...more
“Here, our story begins…”
I read the entire A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy, and I ended up giving them all three stars. I am absolutely obsessed with Victoria’s mind and worlds, and her characters are truly some of the best I’ve read, but the plot and events always held me back from completely loving them. But when I found out we were going to get to learn more about Rhy’s father (adoptive father of Kell) and the events that lead him to being King, I knew I couldn’t resist. But here I am, ...more
It felt a bit like a 'bonus' episode of a show you liked. Not in a bad way at all, but I cannot rate it higher than a 3.5 stars as I don't think this would stand by its own. The story was a little cute adventure that's significant but only to the ...more
A Darker Shade of Magic
A Gathering of Shadows
A Conjuring of Light
Shades of Magic Vol 1
As you can see from the above ratings, the Darker Shades of Magic series had its ups and downs but I loved the conclusion and since the Steel Prince was mentioned there, I wanted to know who that is and how he came to his position in that series.
I love graphic novels and I do read a few of these every year because I mostly spend my reading time on novels but both can ...more
As you all know, Shades of Magic is my main personality trait lately, god bless. It's so exciting to have something new to consume instead of fixating on the same 3 books over and over again. (NOT that there's anything wrong with that, okay?)
Honestly, I was initially disappointed that Victoria Schwab created a new 2018 Shades of Magic series— ...more
#2: 5/5. HELL YEAH! That’s more like it. The writing is so unmistakably Schwab, I’ve felt somewhat. homesick? reading this. I love Arisa and Isra’s characters. Soooo pumped for more.
#3: 5/5. EPIC! Major Avatar: The Last Airbender vibes! A great ...more
Today, almost a whole year later, i've got the amazing news that THE STEEL PRINCE is actually coming on its way
Wishes come true, don't they?
JUNE, 2018 UPDATE: THAT COOOOOVEEEEEER HAS KILLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEEEE MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN
I loved it. I miss this world so much, and if I understood correctly, this is about Maxim, Kells adoptive father when he was young. I loved the art, and I loved the plot, but it was indeed short, too short maybe. Now I want to devour the rest of these, ...more
I was very excited to read this. The tidbits Schwab dropped about Maxim in the trilogy were enticing. We learned he had a storied past. He fought notable outlaw figures. Somehow he developed an extraordinary control of his powers, which others had not been able to mimic.
Under his reign, a certain magician opened the doors between the worlds to act as emissaries and ...more
SOOOO GOOD. I'm so freaking glad we are getting more of this world and in comic format because everything about this absolutely smashes
Maxim is such a princeling prince so I'm very much here for his journey towards gaining the title of Steel Prince and this definitely was a great starting point. (I also just wanna note what kind of dedication that Maxim wanted Antaris to be found and did )
ISRA, THOUGH. MY FAVE ...more
A GODDAMN PREQUEL GRAPHIC NOVEL ARE YOU SHITTING ME VICTORIA SCHWAB IS TO BLAME FOR MY QUICK AND PREMATURE DEATH.
Plus, did you know that A Darker Shade of Magic is getting turned into a movie? whaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttt. ...more
“But you’re a prince and I’m a common guard. We’ll see which one of us is remembered.”
As I always say when I review a graphic novel, I’m not the biggest fan of this formart. For some reason, it usually doesn’t work for me. But I keep reading some graphic novels every now and then hoping to find one that I will love. So when I found out that V.E. Schwab was going to publish a Shades of Magic prequel comic series, I just knew I had to read it because this series is my favourite work by Schwab so...more