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Marquis de Carabas

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The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning by Sophia Prester

'Unlike other dignitaries he had met in London Below, the Ringmistress was not given to layers of velvet and lace. Rather, she could have stepped straight out of Swinging London, right down to the yellow-and-black checkered shift dress and white patent go go boots.' The various strands in this novella-length sequel don't always bind together, but the individual pieces are engaging, and the inventive OC alone is worth the price of admission

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; Neverwhere; Characters: Richard Mayhew, Door, Marquis de Carabas, Serpentine, Ingress, Hunter, Portico, OCs]

The Invisible City; or, Dick Mayhew and his Marvellous Cat by Calliope85

'In the spaces below and above and between and through London, rivers became ditches became sewers became streets, and history flowed into fable.' This Gaimanesque sequel is packed with richly researched detail as it slowly builds to a climax that's both surprising & inevitable. Simply wonderful

[Added 10/11/2008; Drama; 6000-20,000; Neverwhere; Characters: Richard Mayhew, Marquis de Carabas, OCs]

The Never-Green Tree by Sophia Prester

'"We here at the Three Crowns only guarantee the veracity and quality of our information. We do not guarantee that our clients will like what they hear."' Sophia Prester neatly meshes two common sequel plots. The result is worth a try for its inventive take on London Below alone

[Added 25/11/2011; Drama; 6000-20,000; Neverwhere; Characters: Richard Mayhew, Marquis de Carabas, Door, OC]