HYPE: Delve Into the Untold Story of Lucien With Our New Original Novel!

Written by on June 1, 2022

We are very excited to announce that we have once again partnered with Penguin Random House to present to you a NEW NOVEL titled The Nine Eyes of Lucien!

Author, Madeleine Roux (@Authoroux), delves into the mind of one of Critical Role’s most infamous yet tragic figures, in this original novel that chronicles Lucien’s early life with the Tombtakers through his final dealings with The Mighty Nein.

Introducing The Nine Eyes of Lucien author Madeline Roux. (New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Asylum series) Source: https://www.madeleine-roux.com/about


The creator of the BODY of Lucien  is just as excited to see this story unfold! Taliesin Jaffe writes:

If there is a single story I’ve been expectantly waiting for from the Mighty Nein, this would be it. The forces that shaped Lucien Nonagon deserve the sort of time and nuance that only a novel can bring. Now I get to join the audience as we uncover his story and learn what could possibly make a person run away so completely from themselves.

– Taliesin Jaffe


Feast your EYES on this stunning cover art by the phenomenal Matt Hubel (@matthubelart)!!!

(Once you are done marveling at this MASTERPIECE, keep scrolling for a book summary.)

Cover Art for The Nine Eyes of Lucien novel by Matt Hubel


Written by New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux, Critical Role: The Mighty Nein—The Nine Eyes of Lucien explores the meteoric rise and fall of one of Critical Role’s most notorious and tragic figures. Lucien has always been able to spin a bad situation to his advantage. From his childhood on the dangerous streets of Shadycreek Run to his years living off the grid and learning blood magic from the Claret Orders, the charismatic blood hunter will find a way to get the upper hand.


You can pre-order your very own copy of Critical Role: The Mighty Nein—The Nine Eyes of Lucien right now or find it on shelves November 1, 2022. We highly recommend supporting your local bookstore if at all possible. You can find a local independent bookstore near you using Indie Bound’s store locator, here.

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