"A feminist fantasy adventure that overturns genre conventions at every opportunity." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
What does it mean to be a hero? A magical sword? A prophecy? What does it mean to be a leader? A royal title? A kingdom to lead? Misty is a Princess, but does that make her a damsel or a leader? Misty has a Prince, but does that make him the hero?
When the mystical sword that can defeat Beldora’s long-time enemy Lord Badlug, King of Grimoire, is stolen by his witch princess of Beldora, Misty, decides to go on a mission to retrieve it. Misty knows her mission is to destroy Lord Badlug, but what happens to the country of Grimoire afterwards? As Misty learns of the lives Grimoire's citizens, like her new friends Gorga, Fogmoth and Robin, she realizes overthrowing an evil King isn't as simple as it seems.
Paulina Ganucheau is a comic artist and illustrator based wherever her computer lives. She is the creator of Lemon Bird with an original GN out in 2021 and co-creator of Zodiac Starforce published by Dark Horse Comics. Her hobbies include watching pro-wrestling, cloud photography and following cats on Instagram.
Andrew Wheeler is an award-winning comics writer and editor whose works include the Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer's Guides, Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace, the queer superhero series Freelance, and Shout Out, the Prism-nominated LGBTQ+ anthology for young readers. Andrew was born in Hastings, England, and now lives in Toronto with thousands of raccoons.
"Wheeler delivers a feminist fantasy adventure that overturns genre conventions at every opportunity, and his diverse cast of humans and monsters underscores underlying themes about prejudices and unfair assumptions."