Bells Hells — What Doesn't Break

Bells Hells — What Doesn't Break
Cover illustration, by Matt Hubel.[art 1]
Creative team
AuthorCassandra Khaw
Cover artistMatt Hubel
Publication information
PublisherPenguin Random House
Publication dateOctober 8, 2024
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Audiobook information
PublisherRandom House Audio
Running time900 minutes
Preceded byThe Mighty Nein — The Nine Eyes of Lucien
In-universe date810 to 843 PD

Critical Role: Bells Hells — What Doesn't Break is a novel written by Cassandra Khaw. It follows Laudna's life after being hanged on the Sun Tree and how she lived on the fringes of Tal'Dorei and Marquet until meeting Imogen Temult and the rest of Bells Hells. It was initially slated to be released on July 23, 2024 through Penguin Random House in print, ebook formats, and audiobook formats[1], but publication was pushed back to October 8, 2024.[2]

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For as long as she can remember, Laudna has had a friend. A mentor. A little voice whispering in her cropped ear, promising that, no matter how monstrous she becomes or how far she wanders, there will always be someone to guide her.

And so, Laudna is content.

But the thought of more—of life, of love, of the magic stirring in her still veins—is unrelenting in its familiarity. More is the dream of the young girl trapped behind the bloodstained walls of Whitestone, and the nightmare of the woman who now stalks the woods outside them. More, Laudna's little voice reminds her, is dangerous. From Tal'Dorei to Marquet, the world is infested with heroes destined to rid their kingdoms of creatures like Laudna.

The little voice is right, she knows.

But still, she thinks of more. And when she reaches for that dream, what reaches back will change everything.

— Publisher's summary[2]

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ISBN Released Publisher Format Price Ref.
9780593496763 October 8, 2024 Penguin Random House Hardcover $30.00 [2]
9780593496770 October 8, 2024 Penguin Random House E-book [2]
9780593909805 October 8, 2024 Random House Audio Audiobook [2]

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  1. Cover illustration, by Matt Hubel (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.