Ahoy and avast, mateys! The scurviest serpent to ever menace the seven seas is back, in the form of shapeshifting YA heroine Aella. But will she save the world or doom it? You’ll have to grab the trilogy-topping graphic novel Sea Serpent’s Heir Book Three: Queen of Mercy this fall to find out! Writer Mairghread Scott and artist Pablo Tunica return to close out their Skybound Comet saga in high nautical style. Check out the official deets below, along with the book’s cover art. Arrr!
Today Skybound Comet officially announced the Fall 2024 release of Sea Serpent’s Heir Book Three: Queen of Mercy, the third and final installment of the extraordinary graphic novel trilogy about growing up and changing your fate from acclaimed creators Mairghread Scott (Netflix’s Dragon Age: Absolution, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy)and Pablo Tunica (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Sea Serpent’s Heir Book Three concludes the fantasy Young Adult trilogy from Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages.
Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One: Pirate’s Daughter (Diamond Code MAY218588, ISBN 978-1-5343-2129-8 I SRP: $14.99) and Sea Serpent’s Heir Book Two: Black Wave (Diamond Code AUG228503, ISBN 978-1-5343-9993-8 I SRP: $14.99) are available everywhere books are sold now.
“Pirates, assassins, and monsters of all kinds collide as Aella is given an impossible challenge – free the sea god Xir without causing any more death,” said Mairghread Scott. “But can Aella really afford to show mercy when the world itself teeters on disaster? Or will her kind heart doom them all?”
“There are two sides to every conflict, and I’ve loved illustrating this story through the eyes of such a complex antihero,” said Pablo Tunica. “Will you side with Aella?”
In the final chapter of the Sea Serpent’s Heir Trilogy, the hunter becomes the hunted after Aella’s aunt Kiana steals the power of Xir for themselves! Can Aella stop the person who taught her everything she knows about magic from destroying the world?
“We’re so thrilled to bring Aella’s story to its epic conclusion!” said Alex Antone, Editorial Director of Skybound Comet. “Queen of Mercy delivers a fitting end to this coming-of-age story and tugs on ALL the right heartstrings…and I will miss Aella dearly!”
Sea Serpent’s Heir Book Three: Queen of Mercy (ISBN: 978-1-5343-9738-5 | SRP $14.99) will be available at booksellers and comic book shops, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play, and everywhere books are sold in Fall 2024.
The Skybound Comet slate also includes upcoming releases Clementine Book Two (Diamond Code MAY230179, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2519-7 | SRP: $14.99) by acclaimed writer/artist Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam), which continues the trilogy set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead in October 2023 and Ava’s Demon Book Two: Aftermath (ISBN: 978-1-5343-9852-8 | SRP: $17.99), the next chapter of the groundbreaking YA webcomic over ten years in the making by acclaimed author Michelle Fus, available for the first time in the book market in May 2024.