Noble Beast is dedicated to re-publishing D.M. Cornish's works, including the Monster-Blood Tattoo series and other stories from the Half-Continent.
In an alternative world of black powder muskets, tricorn hats, and biologically augmented heroes lives a foundling boy, Rossamünd Bookchild. Rossamünd leaves the only home he has known to travel a land overrun by monsters and dotted by fortified city-states. With earnest innocence and indomitable will, Rossamünd must learn his trade and try to survive encounters with monsters and men alike.
Meet Rossamünd a boy with a girl's name. Rossamünd is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor of the Half-Continent. What starts as a simple journey becomes a dangerous and complicated set of battles and decisions. Humans, monsters, unearthly creatures . . . who among these can Rossamünd trust?
Rossamünd Bookchild is sworn to protect travelers from the ferocious monsters that live in the wild. Small and meek, he does not fit in. As Rossamünd begins to make new friends in the dangerous world of the Half-Continent, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed toward a destiny that he could never have imagined.
Rossamünd Bookchild has left his service as a Lamplighter to become the Factotum for The Branden Rose. But even under the protection of his benefactor within the walled city of Brandenbrass, he is far from safe. Rossamünd will need all his wits to survive, for enemies from his past are never far behind.
D. M. Cornish created an entirely original world grounded in his deft writing and classically influenced illustrations. The Monster-Blood Tattoo series is a genre-bending black-powder adventure that will transport the reader to a land full of monsters and monster fighters.