"I have a new character’s name from Abarat that I want to share with you: Preyer Kry. He is the representative on Earth of the Nephauree. I shouldn’t say ‘on Earth’, I mean in our - [dimension?] Right - which is both Abaratian and terrestrial. Although… you say it’s another dimension… I’m not sure that it is. You know, the ships that ply their trade between the Hereafter? It’s like there’s a door that we don’t quite see that they are able to access. But Preyer Kry he is, oh boy, a villain - yes. A new level of villainy."
"You know there are these massive world-shaking events that are about to unfold… I’m dealing with some dark times here. I don’t think the writing can avoid that issue, even though I’m painting and writing a book that’s for all ages, I don’t think you can avoid the issues - maybe I could avoid it but I don’t want to because that wouldn’t feel right."
War is what I now have to write – that’s why you’ll see war research everywhere around this room now, because that’s what’s going to have to happen in Book Four. “Just as I wanted to warm over the idea of how scary it would be for the darkness to come down and you not to be able to see anything in the world: and I really played that kind of light, I think (sorry, I didn’t mean that joke!) – I really played that without great weight in Book Three. It could have been a nightmare, but if I had given [readers] that, there would have been nowhere to go for Book Four.”
"I also knew that the heart of this had been Night versus Day, it had always been the heart, always, so what I felt Absolute Midnight was, was a sort of a preparing of the ground, the turning everything to mud in preparation for, just chaos. Because in Absolute Midnight you’re talking about supernatural powers visiting supernatural horrors upon innocent people essentially. In the next one, the final battle, we’re looking at them doing stupid things to each other. There are two tribes about to kick off – you’re Night, I’m Day!"
so for my next playlist I’m going to make one inspired by Abarat.
any Abarat fans out there who can think of songs that really remind you of the books are more than welcome to message me. I’ve already got several songs in mind, but more is always better :)