The Battle of Blood and Ink

The Battle of Blood and Ink

A Fable of the Flying City

Book - 2012
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"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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765331304
0765331306
Call Number: GN AXELROD
Characteristics: 136, [8] p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Walker, Steve 1978-

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neonchameleon
Jul 11, 2013

Nope. Couldn't get into into this one. Went into about 15-20 pages and just couldn't care. Firstly, I felt like I was being dropped into the middle of a conversation without any context or knowledge of anyone involved. Secondly, the art was just not suitable. It was fine as far as lineart goes but it really needed some shading or colours or /something/. It was so flat with no sense of depth or atmosphere that nothing I was looking at even registered as important. So yeah, definitely not for me. And I had such high hopes considering I was on the wait list for it for quite some time.
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