Leigh Bardugo, Dani Pendergast (illustrator)
🏆 2023 Audie Awards Best Audiobook for Young Adults
A graphic novel adaptation of the short story from 2015, subtitled “A Darkling Prequel Story”, part of the bestselling series that started with Shadow and Bone. This is a quick read for anyone who enjoys graphic novels, and who either would like to dip a toe into the Grishaverse or who is invested in the series and wants a glimpse of the backstory of Aleksander. In this book he is a lonely boy travelling with his mother, trying to train his extraordinary powers and find a safe haven in a dangerous, northern world.