The Story

 

Dubbed the “Abomination” because of his appearance, Roan carries within his human body the Blood of a mystical and nearly extinct race known as the Ancients. Blood which manifests itself in exceptional strength and physical mutation. Blood that earned him imprisonment in the Veresta Stadium, where pure-blooded humans force him to fight in gladiatorial games. He jumps at the prospect of freedom when a mysterious girl named Dara appears at his cell. She offers him a chance at a new life in exchange for his help, but refuses to release him until he binds himself to her mission with a sacred oath known only by the Ancients.

Tied to Dara by words as old as his Blood, Roan has no choice but to join her and her cohorts on a quest to track down an Ancient artifact. Dara is desperate to find it, believing that it will unlock the mystery of her own past. Roan cares only for his freedom until a new player joins the game and threatens the very existence of humanity. Now Roan must make a choice: Overcome a lifetime of humiliation, repression and rage, and protect the people that imprisoned him, or walk away and allow humanity to suffer the consequences of its mission to suppress the Ancient Blood.

Nathan Lueth

 

Nathan Lueth came into existence with a pencil in his hand, a feat which continues to confound obstetricians to this day. No one knows for sure when he started drawing or where his love of comics came from, but most experts agree that his professional career began after graduating from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, as a caricaturist in the Mall of America. Soon he was freelance illustrating for the likes of Target, General Mills, and Roundtable Comics. He has collaborated with his wife, Nadja on several nonfiction comics, as well as their wonderful daughter, Katja.

Check out his portfolio at nathanluethillustration.com

Nadja Baer

 

Nadja Baer has been a word-nerd all her life. She speaks English, German, Italian, French and Spanish (with varying degrees of fluency), can teach Taekwondo classes in Korean, and is currently working on mastering the piano works of Chopin. Since receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing with a minor in U.S. History at the University of Minnesota she has served as the office thesaurus, dictionary and spell-checker in every one of her day jobs. She wrote her first terrible novella at the age of eight, and is now focused on writing comics and novels for young adults.