Tue
Apr 17 2012 1:00pm

The Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City (Excerpt)

Jared Axelrod

We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the upcoming comic The Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City by Jared Axelrod with illustrations by Steve Walker. It’ll hit shelves on May 22, so keep a lookout:

If you’re visiting the flying city of Amperstam without the latest printing of The Lurker’s Guide, you might as well be lost. This one-sheet is written, edited, and printed by Ashe, a girl raised on the streets of the flying city, and is dedicated to revealing its hidden treasures and deepest secrets—including many that the overcontrolling government doesn’t want anyone to know. The stakes are raised when Ashe accidentally uncovers the horror of exactly how Amperstam travels among the skies and garners the attention of those who would rather that secret be kept in the hands of the city’s powerful leaders.

Soon Ashe is on the run from thugs and assassins, faced with the choice of imperiling her life just to keep publishing, or giving in to the suggestion of a rich patron that she trade in her voice and identity for a quiet, comfortable life. It’s a war of confusion for Ashe, but one thing is very clear: just because you live in a flying city, you can’t always keep your head in the clouds.

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4 comments
William Cash
1. William Cash
I hope this book makes it to Vegas. This is great! I wanna know when I can pick this up or order it.
Keep up the good work!
William Cash
2. Steve J Walker
Hey William Thanks for the kind words! The book hits stores May 22nd, but you can pre-order it now through Amazon.com here:
http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Blood-Ink-Fable-Flying/dp/0765331306

Again thanks so much and hope you enjoy the book!

-Steve Walker
http://stevejwalkerstudio.blogspot.com/
Cait Glasson
5. CaitieCat
POC in geek media! How awesome!

This looks like something I'd really enjoy. Have to see what my PayPal balance looks like. :)
William Cash
6. Victoria Barton
This looks wonderful. It comes out two days before my birthday so it is definitely on my list.

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