Demon in the Wood

A Shadow and Bone GRAPHIC NOVEL

Discover the origin story of the Darkling in #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo's Demon in the Wood―the beautifully illustrated, first-ever Grishaverse graphic novel.

Before he led Ravka’s Second Army, before he created the Fold, and long before he became the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy burdened by an extraordinary power.

Eryk and his mother, Lena, have spent their lives on the run. But they will never find a safe haven. They are not only Grisha―they are the deadliest and rarest of their kind. Feared by those who wish to destroy them and hunted by those who would exploit their gifts, they must hide their true abilities wherever they go. But sometimes deadly secrets have a way of revealing themselves . . .

Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo

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Winner, 2023 Audie Awards Young Adult category

Odyssey Honors Title: Production

One of Indigo’s Best Teen Books of 2022

  • “An absolutely vital addition to the Shadow and Bone world…centering on the Darkling when he was just a boy, this tragic and beautiful story adds layers to the villain we know and the scared child he once was.” ―Nerdist

  • “An illuminating new chapter in the Darkling’s origin story.” ―Entertainment Weekly

  • In this beautiful graphic novel prequel to the Grishaverse, Bardugo and Pendergast weave a heartrending tale that foreshadows the rise of the Darkling.” ―School Library Journal

  • “A worthy addition to the canon that will surely leave readers wishing for more.” ―Shelf Awareness