The fifth release in Alaxis Press’ The Obscure Cities series to be published by IDW brings the award winning graphic novels to readers in English with an all-new translation!
Giovanni Batista is a third-class maintainer of the Tower. His section is deteriorating more and more by the day and he has not heard from any of his inspectors or fellow maintainers in months. He makes the decision to go to the base office to file a complaint. While using his chute, he ends up somewhere even higher than his level. He meets Ellias Aureolus Palingenius and the lovely Milena. Together with Milena, he tries to figure out the purpose of the Tower. He finally decides to Climb to the top.
The Tower, presented in this new edition, is the fabulous story for the exploration of a deliquescent world, an epic fable to the dimensions of world-building, a fantastic escape full of paradoxes, simulacra, and pretense. Magnificent mastery, invention, poetry, this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful jewels of the exciting saga of the OBSCURE CITIES.