Critical Role: Bells Hells- What Doesn’t Break to Be Released in July 2024

A new Critical Role prequel novel is being released in the summer of 2024.

Late last night it was announced that a new Critical Role prequel story is being released in July 2024. Critical Role: Bells Hells-What Doesn’t Break, is scheduled to be released on July 23, 2024 and is the first novel to be released featuring characters from the current Bell’s Hells campaign.

The book was written by Cassandra Khaw and chronicles the early years of Laudna, the undead spell caster of Bell’s Hells. The book is summarized as follows:

For as long as she can remember, Laudna has had a friend. A mentor. A little voice whispering in her cropped ear, promising that, no matter how monstrous she becomes or how far she wanders, there will always be someone to guide her.
And so, Laudna is content.
But the thought of more—of life, of love, of the magic stirring in her still veins—is unrelenting in its familiarity. More is the dream of the young girl trapped behind the bloodstained walls of Whitestone, and the nightmare of the woman who now stalks the woods outside them. More, Laudna’s little voice reminds her, is dangerous. From Tal’Dorei to Marquet, the world is infested with heroes destined to rid their kingdoms of creatures like Laudna.
The little voice is right, she knows.
But still, she thinks of more. And when she reaches for that dream, what reaches back will change everything.

Critical Role: Bells Hells- What Doesn’t Break is being released on July 23, 2024.

SOURCEPenguin Random House
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