“This kingdom has always been led by a strong leader. I will ensure that will not change.”
Poised. Refined. Calculating. The queen presides over her subjects, judging them all inferior. Even her own daughter, strong-willed and petulant, has much to learn if she ever hopes to measure up to the queen’s exacting standards. But when the fair Lumi White enters the room, catching the princess’ eye, the queen is ruffled. Could this be the dreaded girl the mirror warned her about?
This is Queen Fae Hart, the grand villain of Stela’s new epic fairy tale, Lumi White. How does this powerful figure draw from influences of the past, and what evil might she be planning? Let’s take a look at this intimidating monarch…
Mirror Mirror, On the Wall…
The evil queen is a classic mythological figure in fairy tale stories, and none is more famous than the antagonist of “Snow White”, first set to paper by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. The beauty and youth-obsessed villainess is best known to modern audiences by the haunting portrayal in Disney’s 1937 film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” — a character so terrifying that Walt Disney himself promised to never allow a character that intense in any future film.
It’s a lot to live up to, but Queen Fae is more than up to the task. An intelligent and intimidating figure, her desires are enforced as the law of the land. You can see the calculations behind her eyes in every panel. And while she avoids the tropes of an over-the-top, mustache-twirling villain, the depth of her history reveals a rich and complicated character as unique as her enemies, Princess Francis and Lumi White.
Will Lumi and Francis successfully evade the Queen’s watchful eye? Or will Fae’s will lead to their destruction? Find out in Lumi White, a graphic novel of love untold, available exclusively at Stela Unlimited!