Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and illustrated by Frank Miller
The Lady of the Lake is the true hero in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur created by Thomas Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Night Returns, Sin City). Featuring 8 full color and 30 black-and-white pieces of original artwork by Frank Miller.
Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King.
But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen?
Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave…
That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else.
Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny.
But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
I first need to thank Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this book for the bookstagram tour (please check out my post there). The bookstagram tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club. This blog post is not a part of the tour (see schedule below).
This book is heavy! It’s really good quality and the illustrations are incredible.
Cursed has been picked up to be a Netflix original series!
Thomas Wheeler is a screenwriter, producer, showrunner, and the author of The Arcanum. He was the executive producer and creater of Empire for ABC and The Cape for NBC. In feature animation he wrote the Academy Award nominated Puss in Boots, as well as The Lego Ninjago Movie. Together with Frank Miller, he is cocreator and executive producer of Cursed, based upon the novel of the same name.
Frank Miller was born in Olney, Maryland, to a nurse mother and a carpenter and electrician father, and was raised in Montpelier, Vermont. He is of Irish descent. Miller was a big comics writer/artist in the ’70s and ’80s. He wrote and penciled the Marvel series “Daredevil” for a long time. His friend, Klaus Janson, inked. He also wrote two spinoffs about the character “Electra” and did a miniseries about the “X-Men” character “Wolverine”. His hit miniseries “Ronin” was published by DC in the mid-eighties. His greatest success came with DC’s character “Batman”. In 1980, he wrote the acclaimed “Batman” story “Wanted – Santa Claus – Dead or Alive!” for DC Comics. In 1986, his most notable comic-book work, the groundbreaking “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”, an alternate history story about Batman in a grim future, was published by DC. Miller wrote and penciled. In 1988, he wrote the acclaimed “Batman: Year One”, about Batman’s first year on the job, for DC. In 1996, he wrote “Spawn versus Batman”, a one-shot issue published by DC and Image Comics. He wrote the major motion pictures RoboCop 2 (1990) and RoboCop 3 (1993) and did the “Robocop” comic series for a little while.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Sean Murphy