The book is composed of four stories:
“The Key in the Wall” is a dark look at a school for the mystical arts, written by me and illustrated by Nicholas Hunter. This story is in fact the first chapter of Shadomancy, which is the first original-printing novel coming up on the Argonautica slate. This story was originally supposed to be a serialized comic, and many of Nic’s amazing illustrations will grace the novel’s pages. Nic also did that amazing cover.
Next we have “Harvest”, written by Jason Fischer and illustrated by Jason Paulos.
Then back to me and Nic for “Skin”. If you ever wondered what would happen if a skinwalker fought a bunch of vicious Canadian werewolves, this is the story for you. If not, I urge you to at least look at the pictures, because Nic is amazing.
Closing out the book, Jason Fischer returns with double-threat artist-writer Shauna O’Meara for an adaptation of Banjo Paterson’s classic poem The Geebung Polo Club. It’s even beautiful and deranged than you could possibly have hoped.