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Discover the origin story of the Darkling in #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo's Demon in the Wood—the beautifully illustrated, first-ever Grishaverse graphic novel.
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 . . .
*2022 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist!*
*An Indigo's Best of the Year pick!*
"Calibrated for heartbreak . . . A poignant, humanizing backstory for the antagonist of this beloved, long-running series." - Kirkus Reviews
“An absolutely vital addition to the Shadow and Bone world...centering on the Darkling when he was just a boy, this tragic and beautiful story adds layers to the villain we know and the scared child he once was.” — Nerdist
"An illuminating new chapter in the Darkling's origin story." - Entertainment Weekly
"A worthy addition to the canon that will surely leave readers wishing for more." - Shelf Awareness
"In this beautiful graphic novel prequel to the Grishaverse, Bardugo and Pendergast weave a heartrending tale that foreshadows the rise of the Darkling." - School Library Journal