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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With tantalizing glimpses of Amperstam’s place in a greater world, The Battle of Blood and Ink is a marvelous launchpad for fresh adventures.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
...while I didn’t care for The Battle of Blood and Ink as much as Dear Creature by Jonathan Case, which seems to me a recent high standard in this format and length, I did greatly prefer it to Girl Genius, despite that story’s huge popularity.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
It’s not so good for steampunks who like well-defined technology power sources and comic-to-podcast haters.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
The Battle of Blood and Ink provides a good heroine and tickles my seething resentment toward corporate news media, but it’s not cohesive.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
Overall the steampunk setting and political intrigue are entertaining enough, but the story never really reaches greatness.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
However, some of the characters are almost unrecognizable in a few of Walker's panels, which is made obvious through the sparse black and white illustrations.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
I think a hundred extra pages could have done 'The Battle of Blood and Ink' the world of good...Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
Yet, The Battle Of Blood And Ink flows and is an action-packed comic.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
The artwork is fine, the characters are interesting but I think story was sacrificed for action on more than one occasion.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
This was my first look into a steampunk graphic novel and the thought of a flying city really appealed to me.Read Full Review of The Battle of Blood and Ink
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