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October 26: Favorite Spooky Settings
These can be settings that exist in books or ones you’d like to see in books. Also, if you are like me, you don’t really have to make this about horror or scary settings. You can also use eerie, atmospheric settings. Macabre settings. Eclectic settings. I’m not a scary horror person either, but I do enjoy the latter.
I am not a big fan of horror or thrillers books. I have never had fun reading these type of books, even watch these type of shows. So I am going to come up with books that places that gives the feelings of a spooky setting.
1. Ketterdam – Six of Crows / Crooked Kingdom
Ketterdam is a city that you do not want to belong in. You have to watch out for the people. I image the feel there just like Gotham with Batman. You do not want to be there at night.
2. & 3. Godsgrave // Red Church – Nevernight
Godsgrave is a city built from the bones of a dead god. Literally. Mia used to live in the area where ribs are. The ribs itself is like apartments for the rich people. Like with Ketterdam, you do not want to be there at night, or things will not go your way.
Red Church is like Hogwarts – It’s a school for assassins. You learn how to use a sword, how to use poison and how to use the subtle arts. The few major differences between Red Church and Hogwarts – 1. You won’t get a letter, congratulating you on being part of a school. You literally have to go there and prove yourself worthy. 2. You won’t have teachers who actually care that you lived. 3. You have to depend on and trust only yourself. You won’t get a Ron and a Hermione.
4. & 5. Azkaban // The Black Lake – Harry Potter
Azkaban. It is a prison that I hope didn’t actually built here on Earth. You had to deal with an unkind and smelly room. You had to deal with moaning and groaning of other inmates, you have to deal with dementors. It haunts you forever – even though if you only were there for a week for a robbery or something like that.
The Black Lake. Harry had to go into the lake and rescue people that he cares for. The world down there is completely different then it was out of the water. He had to go through people there that were not nice.