Dark Horse to Release “Sapphic Political Romance” Marble Queen


Dark Horse gets political in November… politically romantic, that is. No, they don’t publish the Trump/Biden slashfic we sent them as a submission, and probably the less said about it the better. We always feel a little bitter about rejection. No, Dark Horse will post instead The marble queenbilled as “a Sapphic political romance to rule them all”, by Anna Kopp and Gabrielle Kari.

Retailing for $19.99, the graphic novel is slated to hit stores in November 2022. For more information on The marble queensee the press release below:


An unconventional marriage to save two kingdoms and two hearts

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 11, 2022)—Dark Horse Books is pleased to announce an original graphic novel, The Marble Queen. Written by Anna Kopp with art by Gabrielle Kari, The Marble Queen is a unique take on the romantic fantasy genre for young adults as it expands further into the political drama of a crumbling kingdom and the marriage created for save him.

The Marble Queen brings together the political drama of Nimona with the heartfelt romance of The Princess and the Seamstress, but now presented in a Sapphic romance shrouded in a haze of magic.

Princess Amelia’s kingdom, Marion, lies in ruins after months of their trade routes being ravaged by pirates. Now the only option left to save him seems to be a wedding ring. When Amelia receives an exorbitant offer from the royalty of Iliad – a land shrouded in mystery – she accepts without question and leaves her home to start a new life. However, she lands on the shores of the Iliad to find that her fiancé is not the prince of the country, but the recently crowned Queen Salira.

Shocked, Amelia tries to make sense of her situation and her confused heart: Salira has awakened strange new feelings within her, but something dark lurks behind the queen’s sad eyes. Amelia must battle the demons of her own anxiety before she can tackle her wife’s problems as war looms on the horizon.

The Marble Queen paperback will be available in comic book stores on November 9, 2022 and in bookstores on November 22, 2022. It’s available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic book store and bookstore. The Marble Queen will cost $19.99.

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