Deconstructing Damsport: a round the world tour of the research and inspiration behind the creation of the city

Fantastic insight into the building of an amazing Fantasy world. I absolutely fell in love with Damsport and its inhabitabts when I read The Viper and the Urchin (now titled The Bloodless Assassin, which is really fitting). It’s one of those books that deserves WAY more hype than it gets. Read this post, then check it out! Book two is out April 9.

Celine Jeanjean's Blog: Down the Rabbit Hole

orchid_promoVery excitingly, The Black Orchid, book 2 in the Rory and Longinus saga, is now available to pre-order. To celebrate, I thought I’d let you take a peek behind the curtain of Damsport’s creation. I’ve been interviewing authors about their research for a little while but I have yet to put myself under the microscope, as it were. Now I won’t interview myself because that’s just too meta, but I thought I’d share the inspirations that went into creating Damsport.

Picasso famously said: “Good artists borrow; great artists steal.” I won’t go as far as to say that I’m a great artist, but one of the things I love to do is to steal — and I steal a great deal, from all over the place. It’ll come as no surprise that I stole from Victorian London, and I purposefully gave a little nod to Dickens in creating…

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About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with a Mountie, two kids who take turns playing Jeckyll and Hyde, two cats, an intentional boxer and an accidental chihuahua. She's the author of the bestselling Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy). www.katesparkes.com View all posts by Kate Sparkes

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