A strange tunnel appears in the wall of Castle Hattan. Of course it must be investigated. What lies at the other end is a strangely backward land where things are not quite as they seem. Lord Mariusz adopts the pseudonym Hugo to explore the business opportunities he sees, only to be accused of murder; witness a vampire slaying; rub shoulders with ghouls, and have a close encounter with a werewolf.
The fourth book in the Princelings series sees us back with Hugo—also known as Lord Mariusz—the cause of all the trouble in Book 1. In typical Hugo manner he narrates The Traveler in Black and White in a film noir style. He explains how he came to master the art of time travel and why he has been the easiest person to blame for all the assassinations, supernatural phenomena, and industrial espionage he has seen on his adventures.
The Traveler in Black and White is a fantasy mystery for ages 10 to 110.
Since Hugo (or Lord Mariusz) comes from Hattan, the book is written in US English. This adventure sees the Princelings world from Hugo's perspective as he meets younger versions of Victor, Prince Lupin of Buckmore and others for the first time. It will be enjoyed by fans of the trilogy as well as new readers.
Praise for the Princelings of the East:
"In the tradition of the Fantasy Greats ... Classic Fantasy at its best" @ItsOnlyMeandYou
"an unusual book,with very likeable characters" JF
"A charming and refreshing book. People of all ages will love this trilogy." Sue Booth
"good original story and characterisation" MikeJ
"it's been a while since I've read anything by Anne McCaffrey or J.R.R. Tolkien, and Pett's writing is a welcomed reminder of how that style of writing can really add to a good plot-line. I have to say that I was impressed with the novel" Megan
About the Author
When Jemima found a little booklet she'd written when she was eight in the box in which her mother kept her most precious possessions, Jemima realised she'd always been writing. She never thought of herself as an author until she discovered a strong plot and set of characters, inspired by her guinea pigs. Fred, George, Victor and Hugo had personalities and stories that needed to be told. So the years of training for and working in office jobs, writing newsletters and event reports in the evenings, of travelling round the country and wondering what it would be like to live in different places, of day dreaming of exciting adventures and reading books like they were going out of fashion finally came to a halt. She started writing. First came The Princelings of the East, which was always intended as a trilogy, with the second and third books titled before they had a plot! Then another book was needed, which turned out to be Hugo's back-story, since he hadn't had enough exposure in the trilogy. Then Victor wanted to be the star of his own book... and so it goes on.