Shades of Magic #2: The Steel Prince (Shades of Magic Graphic Novels #2) by V.E. Schwab
Publication: November 14th, 2018
The Prince of Red London reaches the Blood Coast – and meets its infamous Pirate Queen.
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Issue #2 was even better than the first. Though comics are short this issue had a lot of depth to it. The plot is definitely thickening and I am excited to see what happens next. The Pirate Queen is ruthless and Maxim and Isra have a lot to deal with. Maxim is not used to the ruthlessness of Verose and wants to take down this woman but the people of Verose know to steer clear of her. But an unexpected twist is revealed about who Isra and the Pirate Queen are too each other. The Pirate Queen has a special power that not many people possess which makes her one of the most powerful people. I love this comic a lot and I am excited to continue it.
I discussed Maxim and Isra in the last review so I will just discuss the Pirate Queen since she is the newest addition to the cast. The Pirate Queen is evil and ruthless. She kills without question and wears a mask that is uber creepy lol. I really like her and she is a wonderful villain. Schwab has always been excellent at writing villains.
The writing is so eloquent and pulls your right into the world. I love these characters and gorgeous art just makes it that much better. I really hope she continues with this comic for a few issues. It’s so engaging and the cliffhangers on the end keep me hooked. I want to know more and I love it so much that I honestly would love this in book form.
“I will fight. Not for the chance to serve. But for the chance to bring you to your knees.”