BOOM! Studios is publishing a three-volume prequel series to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series of novels beginning this month. We’ve got an early preview of the first graphic novel, A Thief Among the Trees for you from writer Nicole Andelfinger, artist Sonia Lao, colorist Kieran Quigley, and letterer Mike Fiorentino as the exploration of the pasts of these characters begins.
Elias, Helene, and Tavi are Fivers — in training to become elite military recruits for the Martial Empire at Blackcliff Academy. When they’re sent on a dangerous mission to steal a heavily-guarded poison on Isle South, they soon find themselves up against surprising enemies — including other recruits! As the true horror of their assignment is revealed, these three will begin to confront the harrowing realities of Martial rule, their place in the system . . . and the choices they must make to survive.
A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes is published under BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint. It’s set for release at your local comic shop on July 15th, 2020 and at bookstores and Amazon on July 14th, 2020.