We reach the end of Chapter One with Dr. Flemyng’s first steps into the Dark Continent and Karl Kerschl’s first in-book sketch! Thanks for reading so far! We’ll be posting Chapter One in its entirety soon, so that anyone with a PDF reader or awesome tablet can enjoy it at their leisure. Then, it’s all bloggin’, all the time.
And now we come to it, the most boring page in Chapter 1! I blame Kim.
Ah the leopard, Africa's loner cat. Don't worry gang, this leopard was a terrorist so Steele was right to kill it.
Is Steele as handsome and imposing as you had imagined? If you say no then you are a liar!
There is a really cool image of an elephant that we decided to cover up with boring words. Ugh, is Flemyng still talking?!
A stern reminder of Britain's dominion over this book.
Rolling along, here are our first, quick introductions to each member of the main cast, appearing in chapter one and offering a little hint (or lengthy and specific explanation) as to each one’s personality! Do enjoy!
I was shocked to learn that a sulky race was a real thing. Who knew! Also, the horned daisy is not as cool as it sounds.
I am fairly certain that this is a real quote. It describes the Mapsgoode school of cartography to a T.
Poor Alan, looks like he has seen better times. Fun fact: if given the choice, I would cast Alan Rickman as Alan Smith in the Steele movie.
Man, that Cunningham sounds like a real ass. Thomas has written 12 letters of resignation but always ends up chickening out at the last minute.