Dark One Book 1

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Dark One Book 1
Dark One Cover.jpg
Dark One (franchise)
Setting Earth (Dark One), Mirandus
Collaborators Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Nathan Gooden
Released June 25, 2020 (ebook)
August 17, 2020 (hardcover)
Publisher Vault Comics
ISBN 978-1939424457
Page Count 224

Dark One Book 1 is the first book in a series of graphic novel written by Brandon Sanderson and adapted into its format by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, with artwork by Nathan Gooden. The colors are by Kurt Michael Russell and the lettering is by Andworld Design.[1] The story takes places both on Earth and in an alternate world called Mirandus, with the two worlds influencing each other, even though only some in each are aware of the other. Though the protagonist, Paul Tanasin, is from Earth, there are prophecies of him in Mirandus -- prophecies claiming that he will be their destroyer, the Dark One.


Visions of a dark and fantastic world haunt Paul Tanasin.

But when he discovers they are prophecies from Mirandus-

A world in which he's destined to become a fearsome

destroyer-He'll have to embrace the fear, rise up

as the Dark One, and shatter everything.


The graphic novel primarily follows Paul Tanasin and his mother Lin Yang-Tanasin, with a large focus on Feotora, a princess of the Kingdoms of Light, and Mr. Caligo, a man accused of being a serial killer.

Paul Tanasin[edit]

Paul is the primary focus of the novel. At the start, he is living by himself while receiving help from the therapist Dr. Marcus. He then has to deal with an assassination attempt from a knight from another world, before finding himself on Mirandus, an alternate world to Earth. Here he comes to learn he is the Dark One, a person destined to rise up and lead the dark beings of Mirandus fight against the light. Paul eventually comes out victorious in the fight against the Kingdoms of Light, the first Dark One to ever achieve this. He is last seen taken into custody back on Earth after mysteriously been dragged back there, shortly after his victory speech.

Lin Yang-Tanasin[edit]

Lin is a successful defense attorney who is given the job of defending Mr. Caligo, a man who is accused of fifteen murders across as many years. She attempts to get his wish of a death penalty in exchange for a guilty plea during his trial, but ultimately fails and is forced to assist him in his goal of getting back to Mirandus. She kills Mr. Caligo after he informs her that he is really Malmahan, the previous Dark One, which then helps them transition to Mirandus where Malmahan takes her captive.

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  1. Brandon Sanderson's Dark One
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