The City of Ember: Powered by a rich setting - The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Long ago, the Builders created Ember, an underground city. The Builders only intended for the people of Ember to stay un...
Friday, 7 August 2009
The commercial side of magic
Here's another newspaper advertisement from the annus mirabilis. When we started kicking the idea of the gazetteer around, twelve years or more ago, we planned to do a lot of these. Since then they've become something of a cliche (Larklight, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, you name it) but it'd be a pity not to do one or two. Like the five-storey removal firm Stoop and Sons and monster opticians Blink and Wiper, this won't just be a throwaway joke but will actually link back into the Jack & Estelle story. That's the plan, anyway.