The Battle of Blood and Ink
by Jared Axelrod (author)
Steve Walker (illustrator)
The Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City is a graphic novel by author Jared Axelrod and illustrator Steve Walker set on the flying city of Amperstam. What keeps the city flying is a bit of a mystery, and one girl who hates mysteries is Ashe, who does her own investigating, writing, and publishing for her broadsheet The Lurker’s Guide. As one might expect, this sort of digging into the well-kept secrets of the powerful doesn’t go over too well and soon Ashe is matching wits with Amperstam’s ruler (referred to as Provost), dealing with intimidation and thuggery, running from hired assassins, and trying to figure out if this is the life she wants or if she might give in to the temptation of the upper class life offered up by a rich patron who has romantic fee... Read More
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