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Get a Look at Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at A Spark Within the Forge: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel, an official prequel to the New York Times bestselling series of novels from creator Sabaa Tahir, writer Nicole Andelfinger, artist Sonia Liao, colorist Kieran Quigley, and letterer Mike Fiorentino. A Spark Within the Forge will be the second graphic novel in a three volume prequel series that will explore the pasts of beloved An Ember in the Ashes series characters.

Before they were torn asunder, Laia lived happily and quietly with her Nan, Pop, and brother Darin within the Scholar district of Martial-ruled Serra. Although Laia is afraid to venture outside her home due to the heavy Martial presence, Darin loves to explore all parts of their home city… even those that are forbidden.

A chance encounter with famed swordsmith Spiro Teluman, who sees in Darin a talent for forging weapons, leads him down a path that pulls him away from his family but towards hope for his people. Meanwhile, Laia is forced to take her brother’s place accompanying Pop to combat a dangerous illness spreading quickly through Serra. When Laia discovers a surprising cure, will she brave exposure and the heavily-patrolled streets so she can save the city and someone she loves?

A Spark Within the Forge: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel will be available at local comic shops on February 2, 2022 and bookstores everywhere on February 8, 2022.

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