BOOM! Studios has released an extended preview for A Thief Among the Trees, the first graphic novel in a three-book prequel series to Sabaa Tahir‘s bestselling An Ember in the Ashes novels. The graphic novel, published under BOOM!’s Archaia imprint, is by Tahir and scripter Nicole Andelfinger, artist Sonia Liao, color artist Kieran Quigley, and letterer Mike Fiorentino.
Here’s how the publisher describes A Thief Among the Trees:
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.
With five months still until the release of A Sky Beyond the Storm, the fourth book in the Ember in the Ashes series, readers can whet their appetite for a new story set in the Martial Empire in a few short weeks, as A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel is due in bookstores on Tuesday, July 14th, and in comic shops the following day. Check out the fourteen-page preview for the book below.