Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria – The Bright Queen Limited Edition Hardcover
Created with our friends at Dark Horse Comics, Tales of Exandria™ – The Bright Queen captures the full comic book mini-series diving into untold tales of a celebrated NPC of Exandria™: The Bright Queen.
This limited edition hardcover is exclusive to the Critical Role online shops and features the same outstanding 120 pages of story-content as the trade paperback, in addition to extras including a sketchbook section and a series cover gallery! This special limited edition also includes a purple faux-leather, foil stamped cover and slipcase. The slipcase houses the book itself as well as a commemorative lithograph print featuring gorgeous artwork of the Bright Queen by Helen Mask, kept safe in a cloth portfolio.
In this series, we find Leylas Kryn, the Bright Queen, who has spent multiple lives in pursuit of assembling the otherworldly Luxon. So, when another piece appears nearby, Leylas sends her eternal lover Quana to collect it… with consequences that may threaten the entire Dynasty! Hope for the future clashes with darkness from the past.
Creator: Matthew Mercer
Writer: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Letterer: Ariana Maher
Colorist: Cris Peter
The book is masterfully drawn and written.
It is absolutely gorgeous and so well made. It is a must have for any collector and critter of Critical Role.
I really liked the story, hopefully there will be follow-up books about the Bright Queen.
I loved this series when it was first printed, and if you did too, you'll enjoy the lovely treatment given to this special hardback collection. I ordered this for myself as a birthday present since my current (and longest-surviving) character is a Kryn bard, and slightly older me is high-fiving past me for making a good choice.