Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tour of the Black, by Caitlin Kittredge

Welcome to My World's Bus Tours!  The tour today is only for the fool hearted, and the brave.

The amazing author Caitlin Kittredge is our Guest Tour Guide today taking us on a tour of WHAT sights to see in The Black, from her Black London series.  Please make her feel welcome with your warm applause.  And do please listen closely as Caitlin lets us know where we will be visiting, we don't want to lose anyone along the way.

Caitlin thank you for taking us on the tour today.  Please take it away...

            If you're planning a trip to the Black, I can't recommend it.  Stay home and stay in the daylight is my advice.  But if you insist, then you'll need to know the ins and outs, the right places to go so that you can go home alive.

            The Lament Pub
            Certainly the place to see and be seen in London's magical underworld, the Lament is neutral ground.  Never quite in the same place twice, but easy enough to find if you're a seasoned traveller.  Rub elbows with mages, demons, and everything in between, but be careful what you drink—Fae nectar will ensure that you never get home again. 

            Brompton Cemetery
            Just a Victorian cemetery in the daylight world, in the Black Brompton serves as a gateway between this world and the next.  If you need to commune with the dead or try to glimpse what lies beyond the gates of the underworld, you can find the means to do it amid the silent statues and overgrown corners of Brompton.

            The Order of the Malleus
            If you're a mage, this is the last place you want to end up.  If you're a daylighter, they might be your only hope.  An ancient order of witchfinders, the Order makes its home in the upscale neighborhood of Marylebone.  Behind the innocuous facade of a posh row house, the Order works tirelessly to protect the daylight world and keep the monsters at the fringes of the Black at bay—by any means necessary.

            The Black exists just beyond sight and sound, a flicker out of the corner of your eye.  London especially is a thin place, a place of easy crossing and of bleed-through between the mundane and the magical.  Everywhere except Whitechapel, that is.  The former slum and Roman burial field are rife with the dead, and with a dark energy all its own.  Nobody knows why Whitechapel acts as a jamming frequency for the Black.  Maybe it's the hundreds of bodies burned on the spot.  Maybe it's the bleak spirit of Jack the Ripper, who casts his shadow to this day. Mysterious as the dead themselves, Whitechapel simply is.

Thank you Caitlin for the great tour of the places TO visit.  Now lets get this bus moving!  Off to see the sights...

If you would like to learn more about Caitlin's Black London series, Nocturne series, and The Icarus Project:
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AND Do check out The Black London series new release of Book 4, Devil's Business, on August 30, 2011.

Or if you have not read the series yet, start with the first book of the series, Street Magic.


  1. Been meaning to give the Black London series a try, just not sure yet. Read the Icarus Project series and really enjoyed it, need to have a look with the other series of both authors.

  2. I have been wanting to get into this series for so long now and I loved the world described here! Oh yes... I do want them all!

  3. Bastard - If you get a chance to try this series one day I would very interested to hear your thoughts. It is one series I've hear many enjoy or really don't like. It is of a dark UF and the banter between the two main characters crack me up. They are always at each others neck. And the one is a drug addict, but I like it.

    Melissa (Books&Things) - I do hope you get a chance to try this series. :) Thank you for stopping by.

  4. I love this, love, love... :)

    I'm so ready for Devil's Business.

  5. I really enjoyed this "tour." I'll have to check out the series.

  6. Robyn - he he. I agree! :) And can't wait for the next book. lol. We are really going to be backed up with books for our chats here by the end of the month. :)

    Carolsnotebook - Thank you! And thank you for stopping by! :) Hope you enjoy what you see with the series.

  7. GREAT POST!!!!!! I am so excited for Devil's Business next week!!! EEEEE!!!!!!!

  8. Pamela {Spaz} - So glad you enjoyed this post! :) Oh, Devil's Business is another book I preordered already. ;D Can't Wait! And with Pete... well you know. Ooooo, what will happen!?!?!?! lol


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