Well, there it is. The first episode of TBATE in comic form!
Three years ago, I began this story as a way to relieve stress from my job and life. Now, this story has become my job and life.
There are a lot of players involved in this project, as it's a pretty big endeavor, but I'd like to start by saying thank you to Duta, Tessa and Raka for the hard work they put in and for enduring this finicky author. Thank you Gabby for micromanaging everything so that I can breathe a little, and a very special thank you to all of my readers who made all of this possible.
If my novel brought you here, I hope that this comic helps bring the written words to life. There were many challenges in personally adapting my own novel into a script, but through doing so, I feel I grew as both a writer and creator.
For those of you who are starting out this story for the first time, welcome! I hope you enjoy the little world I created.
With deepest love and gratitude,
P.S. please respect those who haven't read the novel by not revealing any spoilers!
King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man, devoid of purpose and will.
Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.