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Warning: Display title "<i>Critical Role: Vox Machina - Kith &#38; Kin</i>" overrides earlier display title "<i>Critical Role: Vox Machina - Kith &amp; Kin</i>".

Liam O'Brien:  "No matter how many stories we tell or characters we play, the twins are always going to be near and dear. For me, they're the bedrock that so much of all this is built on. I'm always thrilled to spend time with them again."
Laura Bailey:  "I've always been an avid reader and specifically a huge fan of fantasy novels. It means so much to me to be able to do a deep dive with the twins and explore their relationship in this new way. I can't wait to curl up with this book again and again."
Liam O'Brien and Laura Bailey on revisiting old characters.[1]

Critical Role: Vox Machina - Kith & Kin is an upcoming novel written by Marieke Nijkamp about Vex'ahlia and Vax'ildan's adventures prior to Campaign One. It is scheduled to be published by Del Rey Books in hardcover and e-book format on November 30, 2021. An audiobook based on the novel is scheduled for release the same day.

Publisher's summary

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.
Publisher's summary[1]


Three years before the founding of Vox Machina, twin half-elves Vex'ahlia and Vax'ildan, ranger and rogue respectively, and Vex's bear Trinket had left their home in Syngorn and become involved in a conflict[1] involving legions of undead[6] bridled by the Clasp. The twins find themselves on opposite sides, testing their relationship and threatening the home they had carried with each other for years.[1]


Vox Machina - Kith & Kin was announced on March 25, 2021, on by Christina Farber, announcing that the novel would be published by Del Rey Books on October 26, 2021.[1] The book will be released in hardcover and e-book formats. In an update, the release date was moved to November 30, 2021.[2] An audiobook based on the novel is scheduled for publication by Random House Audio on the same day.[3]



ISBN Released Publisher Format Price Ref.
9780593496626 November 30, 2021 Del Rey Books Hardcover $28.00 [3]
9780593496633 November 30, 2021 Del Rey Books E-book $14.99 [4]

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  1. Cover art of Vox Machina - Kith & Kin, featuring Vax'ildan and Vex'ahlia, by Nikki Dawes (source).  Used with permission.

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