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Picture by the_explorers_guild: Our epic story unfolds in a unique blend of text and illustration. We begin with a brief address to you, the reader, and an overview of the Guild and its functions. Continue the journey at: http://welcometotheexplorersguild.com/ #ExplorersGuild #penandink #kevincostner #rickross #jonbaird #fiction #read #epicadventure #Agitainment
Picture by the_explorers_guild: Major John Ogden—riding in the foreground—leads a murderous company of cavalry under the loose auspices of the Ceylon Company, which is our in-world counterpart of the British East India Company. Ogden is called away from the war when his brother, Arthur, makes a disastrous discovery at the North Pole. John must stay ahead of those who would hang him for desertion, while struggling to save his brother’s life.
Picture by the_explorers_guild: Trent Sloane is an aristocratic, ghostlike figure who is following his own path to the City. He has forgotten a good deal of his own past, though he seems to have had dealings with John Ogden in India. For his part, Ogden has sworn to shoot Mr. Sloane on sight, and we will see him get his chance.
Picture by the_explorers_guild: Evelyn Harrow is a spoiled, nineteen-year-old cinema actress who vanishes quite suddenly at the height of her fame. She dives headlong into the occult, and uses her considerable influence over men to further herself in an obsessive search for the City.
Picture by the_explorers_guild: Bertram Barnes is an orphaned, seven-year-old boy first found in the possession of mysterious black-robed men on the southern tip of Argentina. The forgotten events of Bertram’s childhood may help fill in the missing details of Mr. Sloane’s past, and provide the key to locating the mysterious City.
Picture by the_explorers_guild: Volume One is populated by all sorts colorful asides and hints of secret histories and far-flung adventures. This image and explanatory text come from an introductory letter to the reader.
Picture by the_explorers_guild: Jon’s first character thumbnail of Evelyn Harrow, recently unearthed in an old sketchbook.
First advance copies arrived this morning from New York! Very exciting! #explorersguild #books #read #booktag #kevincostner #jonbaird #Agitainment #illustrations #art #penandink #oils #epicadventure #fiction (Posted September 29th)