Preview: Another Castle: New Edition
Another Castle: New Edition
(W) Andrew Wheeler (A) Paulina Ganucheau, Jenny Tran
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?
Misty, princess of Beldora, is faced with a conundrum. Engaged to the buffoonish–if well-meaning–prince Pete, Misty finds herself suffocated by the expectations of royal life. Soon Misty notices a spy from the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. A plot to steal the one sword that has the power to kill Lord Badlug, current ruler of Grimoire, who seeks to expand his empire by invading neighboring countries, is eventually revealed.
However, because of some magical red tape, Badlug can only invade another country once he becomes a member of the royal family. Misty makes the rash decision to attempt to end Lord Badlug but ends up losing the sword to his witch–and getting kidnapped in the process. Pete, in all his well-meaning goodness, sets out to rescue her.
Thrown into turmoil over the kidnapping of his daughter, Misty’s father vows to bring war to the land of Grimoire in an effort to save her before her wedding to Lord Badlug. Meantime, Misty attempts to rescue both herself and the country of Grimoire from Lord Badlug. Only then does she discover that simply disposing of Badlug won’t lead to an immediate happy ending.