An original fantasy epic from writer/artist C.R. Chua and co-writer Paolo Chikiamco is coming to stores this October from BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box imprint. A Sparrow’s Roar follows a young knight who must assume her older sister’s identity in order to save the entire kingdom before it’s too late, which is a task that requires plenty of cunning, not to mention help from knights more experienced than her. We previously shared an exclusive first look at the cover and today, we have a look at the book’s interior pages.
The full synopsis reads, “Per and her older sister Elena are both knights in the land of Esterpike. But while Per is a mere knight-in-training, Elena is a war hero and the revered commander of the most famous soldiers in all the land, the legendary Lions of Esterpike. When disaster strikes, Per must do the unthinkable and pretend to be her sister in order to travel to the capital and rally the troops against an incoming invasion that only she knows about. It’ll take all her strength, cunning, and a bit of help from her sister’s second-in-command, Amelia, to pull it off but with the fate of the people in her hands, Per has no choice but to step into Elena’s boots in order to save the kingdom.”
A Sparrow’s Roar will be available Oct. 16 at local comic book shops and Oct. 22 wherever books are sold. The graphic novel can also be purchased digitally on ComiXology, iBooks, Google Play and the BOOM! Studios app.
Ahead of the book’s release, The Beat has an exclusive, 10-page preview courtesy of BOOM! Studios. Check it out below.
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