This October, we’re going back into the Vox Machina mythos for an all-new story. Announced this morning: Critical Role: Vox Machina- Kith and Kin, the first novel from Critical Role, is releasing from Del Ray Books. And this is exciting because we’ve yet to learn the pre-stream backstories for all of the characters from Campaign 1.

And this is great because we had The World Of Critical Role release last October, so this is the perfect next book to release.

Author Marieke Nijkamp is on board writing the story and Critter Artist Nikki Dawes is doing the cover, which you can check out below:

We also got the book’s description:

Written by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp, 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. 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.

We also got some quotes from both Liam O’Brien and Laura Bailey about the book:

It’s hard for me to think of something more central to all my memories of Critical Role than the bond between the twins. 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.

Liam O’Brien

I spent so much of my time growing up pouring over fantasy series. 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.

Laura Bailey

Where To Pre-Order

So the book is available for pre-order from quite a few places. For the audiobook version it’s available on:

As for physical release, it’s available through:

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