Today just happens to be International Women’s Day, and it’s the perfect time to unveil the next Northwest Press book, The Legend of Bold Riley, which will be on shelves this summer! This sword-and-sorcery epic springs from the mind of Leia Weathington, and is illustrated by Leia and a host of talented artists. I couldn’t be happier that it’s a Bold Riley book that is NWP’s first book with a lesbian lead; I’ve been picking up the Bold Riley minicomics at conventions for years and always told people how awesome they were. Now I get to help bring a deluxe, full-color Bold Riley book into the world!
The book will be 232 pages, lush full color, and feature a gorgeous cover by Brinson Thieme with a metallic logo and ornaments. This thing is going to sparkle.
“Who is Bold Riley?” you might ask. She has hunted the wildest game and dallied with countless beautiful girls, but still longs to know the world beyond the city walls. Princess Rilavashana SanParite, called Bold Riley, leaves behind her station and sets out to travel through distant lands and find forgotten ruins, fearsome enemies, inscrutable gods and tragic love.
She’s as capable with a sword as she is with her wits—man, does she carve things up when the need arises—and is a strong, beautiful, confident woman who doesn’t wear a bikini into battle. And she always gets the girl!
We’re putting the finishing touches on the book, but there’s enough finished that I can share a pretty extensive preview in PDF form. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the book will be available to order from the May installment of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Check out the preview of The Legend of Bold Riley and ask your local store to reserve you a copy!