It was really hard to find other books to accompany this... an outlined, "action" title with letters descending and - without the top line! Now I know that it's not absolutely essential for the script, but of course it really helps you make out the forms better.
Here's a little info on the top line from Wikipedia:
"A top line linking characters is thought represent the line of the page with characters historically being written under the line. In Sanskrit, words were originally written together without spaces, so that the top line was unbroken, although there were some exceptions to this rule. The break of the top line primarily marks breath groups. In modern languages, word breaks are used."