WRITER: MARJORIE LIU
ARTIST: SANA TAKEDA
In the aftermath of their battle against both the Cumaean Mother Superior and the Arcanic Dusk Court, Maika, Kippa, and Ren fled to the seaside nation of Thyria, a maritime culture ruled by two seemingly-benevolent queens. There, in a house where Maika had lived when she was small, she found a new clue to the mystery of her mother’s death: a key made of the bone of an unknown creature.
Still seeking answers, Maika turned to the Brothers Imura, a fearsome pair of Arcanic pirates-turned-smugglers who had once been Maika’s mother’s dearest friends. They explained that the key provided entry to the mysterious Isle of Bones, a place Maika’s mother had once visited. Though the brothers were hesitant to send Maika to the accursed island, news that one of the Queens of Thyria was looking for Maika forced their hand, and they gave Maika and her companions a ship and a crew to begin the dangerous journey…