Del Rey To Publish Critical Role Original Novel This Fall

This October, Del Rey, a division of Penguin Random House, will publish an original novel based on characters from the wildly popular fantasy RPG show Critical Role, titled Critical Role: Vox Machina – Kith & Kin.

Written by New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) and with cover art by Nikki Dawes, Critical Role: Vox Machina – Kith & Kin will follow a brand-new story, featuring the cunning ranger Vex’ahlia and the conning rogue Vax’ildan (and, of course, Trinket) years before they meet Vox Machina.

Here’s the summary…

After leaving the unwelcoming refuge of Syngorn, the twins become entangled in a web spun by the Clasp, and for the first time Vex and Vax find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that threatens the home they have carried with each other for years.

Played by Liam O’Brien (Vax) and Laura Bailey (Vex), these Vox Machina twins were popular characters in the very first Critical Role campaign, The Campaign of Vox Machina.

It’s hard for me to think of something more central to all my memories of Critical Role than the bond between the twins,” said Liam O’Brien who plays Vax’ildan on Critical Role. “Discovering and creating their story and their friendship with Laura has been one of the greatest parts of this entire journey and I’m thrilled to dive deeper into their past together with this book.

I spent so much of my time growing up pouring over fantasy series,” said Laura Bailey who plays Vex’ahlia in Critical Role. “I always searched for new ways to find out more about the characters I loved. It’s kind of surreal to get to do that now with characters we created. The twins are a part of Liam and I, deeply ingrained, and I can’t wait to uncover more of their relationship with this story.

Critical Role is of course a weekly live streamed RPG game set in Exandria, which is the world created by veteran voice actor and Game Master, Matthew Mercer. Kith & Kin lands in the canon timeline of Exandria before any of the events of both the home and live streamed campaign and prior to Vox Machina’s first meetings in Vox Machina Origins (2018).

Critical Role: Vox Machina – Kith & Kin releases on October 26, 2021 and is available for pre-order now. For full details and more information, click HERE!

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