In The Shadow Of The Throne

Author: Kate Sheridan Artist: Gaia Cardinali Letterer: Micah Myers Editor: Michael Moccio

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$14.99

Published by Maverick, Mad Cave Studios
https://madcavestudios.com/maverick/in-the-shadow-of-the-throne/

Young Adult (13–17 years old)

Category: Fantasy and LGBTQ+

When his younger siblings and parents begin to irritate him on vacation, Jordan tries to get some space. But instead of wandering around the museum, he finds himself dropped in a fantasy world of magic where he can finally have some fun and train to become a knight.

Except Prince Astel and Sir Griffith are about to uncover a sinister secret kept hidden by the queen that’ll thrust Jordan in the middle of a magical battle he never could have anticipated.

Join writer Kate Sheridan (Flash Gordon, Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake) and artist Gaia Cardinali (Disney Mulan’s Adventure Journal: The Palace of Secrets) on Jordan’s epic fantasy adventure that’ll test how much he really wants to get home.

“The queer romance offers a sweet, slow burn that relies on blushes, introspective conversations, and adorable moments. The artwork is attractive and atmospheric, with clean, uncluttered lines.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Cardinali’s vibrant color palettes, bombastic depictions of magic, and clean crisp lines elevate Sheridan’s breezy summer debut.”
– Publisher’s Weekly

“The scene-stealing character in this book is the enormous monster they encounter, with its twisted horns, sharp teeth, many eyes, and a secret of its own. Cardinali’s artwork is captivating throughout the story, but especially when showing readers details like magical energy, spilled blood, and that drooling monster. VERDICT For fans of magical adventures with hints of LGBTQIA+ ­romance.”
– SLJ