Ishmael Abajian has always been a play-by-the-rules kind of
guy, so when he stows aboard a train to escape from dangerous pursuers, he
figures his guardian angel will overlook it. Except each train car appears to
represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins. And the demon conductor informs him that
he is no longer alive, deepest condolences. Not to mention the accidentally-going-to-Hell
part—tough break. Too bad there’s no better luck next time.
Now trapped in a dark authoritarian world embroiled in power
struggles and dreams of liberation, Ishmael teams up with a girl who
may-or-may-not be a murderer in order to recover their lost memories and
escape. However, as a free soul condemned neither to Hell nor Paradise, Ishmael
is something that some demons have been waiting for, while others will stop at
nothing to destroy: change.
Welcome aboard the Sunnyside Express.
Next stop: the Afterlife.
Whatever you do, please don’t abandon all hope.
That wouldn’t be as much fun.
The first installment in a brand-new epic fantasy series, The Tribe of Ishmael is a dark metaphysical
adventure containing hellhounds with nasty frost-bites and lots of adult