Artist Abigail Jill Harding Makes Her Comics Writing Debut with the Gothic Love Story Parliament of Rooks

Issue #1 is Available from Comixology Originals on November 14, 2023

November 9, 2023—New York, NY—Artist Abigail Jill Harding makes her first ever longform writing debut with the limited series Parliament of Rooks, a gothic love story told in 5 chapters over the course of the four seasons—Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter—and culminating in an epic conclusion. Parliament of Rooks is a tale of dark fantasy, forbidden romance, menacing forces, and enchanting characters, inspired by the striking, gregarious, black-feathered bird, known as a rook. The first issue of Parliament of Rooks debuts on November 14, 2023 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.

Influenced by such artists as Salvador Dali, Yoshitaka Amano, Gustav Klimt, Toppi, Mike Mignola and H.R Giger, Harding (Ask For Mercy) continues to push herself to new heights. Combining her passion for art and storytelling, in Parliament of Rooks she weaves a rich tapestry of gothic lore, witchcraft, and doomed love which she deftly illustrates with stunning black and white art with moments of horror highlighted with red spot color.

On the first day of Spring, architect Darius Ravenscar wakes from a strange and troubling dream. He dismisses it and attends a masquerade ball in the city of Eborvik thrown by Princess Seraphina, the daughter of King Sitric, Lord of the Four Vales. While there, it becomes clear that something is terribly wrong and Ravenscar finds himself in a precarious predicament that will threaten his long-standing affection for the Princess. As Ravenscar becomes more tormented he searches for the truth, confronting ghosts from the past that haunt him and unraveling the mystery of his family, ultimately becoming torn between two worlds and two minds.

Look for Harding’s other Comixology Originals here: Ask For Mercy Season One: The Key To Forever, Ask For Mercy Season Two: The Heart of the EarthAsk For Mercy Season Three: World of Disquiet, Ask For Mercy Season Four: The Circle of Time

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