Dynamite Entertainment announced The Price of Blood, a new Red Sonja limited series from Luke Lieberman and Walter Geovani.
“Sonja has had a really rough road, and it has made her very jaded, so she is searching for the brighter side of life. That is why she is so angry when this moment of happiness and innocence is stolen from her in this series,” said writer Luke Lieberman in a press release from Dynamite Entertainment. “The goal with Sonja, as with any good storytelling is to do something different than everything that has come before while staying true to her roots. That is always the balance – between honoring to the history and being open to the future.”
This new series takes place in the months following Lieberman’s last saga, Birth of the She-Devil [in paperback now], but can be read completely standalone like any great pulpy sword and sorcery tale. After the brutal events of that story, Sonja is looking to cut loose and drown out all the atrocities she has witnessed with ale. She travels to Aquilonia to attend the Festival of Fire with her new friend Elli.
Though Sonja’s escape is destined to be shortlived, as local forces have a starkly different interpretation of the festival’s patron god, Mitra. They come in to drench the festival in blood and Sonja finds herself invariably resisting them, and along the way spending time behind bars. Will the She-Devil With a Sword overcome this bloodshed and can she save the lives of those around her?
Red Sonja: The Price of Blood arrives in December 2020.