My husband, Jared Axelrod, has written a graphic novel called “The Battle of Blood and Ink” which is about a kick-ass girl named Ashe who lives on a flying city. It’s his first graphic novel, it’s illustrated by the talented Steve Walker, and it’s amazing. It’s also now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Never mind that he’s my husband and my hero, he’s also an incredible writer. He’s hilarious and his characters are believable and moving. His stories are high-flying adventures that are equal parts fun and thought provoking. If you want to get to know his writing before you buy, you can listen to his amazing podcast where he’s been writing a really cool prequel to the book available for free: http://www.fablesoftheflyingcity.com/
If you want the graphic novel though, you’ll have to preorder.
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.