Stories are embedded in the world around us; in metal, in brick, in concrete, and in wood. In the very earth beneath our feet. Our history surrounds us and the tales we tell, true or otherwise, are always rooted in what has gone before. The spirits of place are the echoes of people, of events, of ideas which have become imprinted upon a location, for better or for worse. They are the genii loci of classical Roman religion, the disquieting atmosphere of a former battlefield, the comfort and familiarity of a childhood home.
Twelve authors take us on a journey; a tour of places where they themselves have encountered, and consulted with, these Spirits of Place.
Contributing authors: Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Vajra Chandrasekera, Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kristine Ong Muslim, Dr. Joanne Parker, Mark Pesce, Iain Sinclair, Gazelle Amber Valentine, and Damien Williams. Edited by John Reppion.
Contents of the book
Editor’s Introduction • John Reppion
I Have Trod Such Haunted Land • Gazelle Amber Valentine
The Palace Built Over a Hellmouth • Maria J. Pérez Cuervo
A Compendium of Tides • Warren Ellis
Agonies and Enchantments • Kristine Ong Muslim
The Great Mongoose • Vajra Chandrasekera
Death Imitating Art at Castle an Dinas • Joanne Parker
Malleus Speculis • Mark Pesce
Becoming Elf – Becoming Witch • Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir
Palermo Deathtrip • Iain Sinclair
City of Palaces, City of Ghosts • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Stealing the Light to Write By • Damien Patrick Williams
Coal Memory • Alan Moore
The website for the book is spiritsofplace.com
27 of the 100 limited edition signed hardbacks are still available and the book is also available in paperback and digital editions.