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The Traveler in Black and White

(Princelings of the East #4)

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In the fourth book in the Princelings of the East series, Lord Mariusz of Hattan narrates, in his own Chandler-esque style, how he came to explore the world on the end of the time tunnel, and why he adopted the pseudonym Hugo in the first place.

In the Princelings world of 2001 we meet old friends as their much younger selves. You think Victor is cute? You should see him
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Paperback, 190 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Princelings Publications (first published November 2012)
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Rebecca Douglass
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, sf-fantasy
The comment in the publisher's summary about "Chandler-esque" is spot on. This book is for older kids, more of a PG-13 sort of thing, though references to sex are pretty oblique and will go over the heads of younger kids. The level of violence is a bit higher than in the first three Princelings books, too. That warning out of the way, this is a very engaging story, told by a rather American Hugo, a.k.a. Mariusz of Hattan (Manhattan, anyone? Just guessing. . . .), who is trying to learn his way a ...more
Chris The Story Reading Ape
Excellent backstory to the series.

This tale covers events prior to Books 1 and 3.
Filled with business dealings (good and disreputable), mysteries, murders, vampires, werewolves and time travelling conundrums to be puzzled out.
Hugo is the main character, but a very young Victor and his
father Argon, plus, Lupin, Baden, Robert and other familiar folks feature as well.
Notable non-appearances - George and Fred!

See my review also at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Traveler-Bla...
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Victoria Zigler
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is an enjoyable read, with a lovable cast of characters and a creative plot.
Carrie Slager
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I received a free ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.]

I think I was understandably a little skeptical when I first accepted this book as part of my submissions. A book about talking guinea pigs? It didn't sound like something aimed at tweens and teens as well as people of all ages, but I resolved to keep an open mind and give it a go. Of course by the end I was so glad that I went into it with an open mind.

The Traveler in Black and Wh
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Jemima Pett
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My fourth book, and of course I think it's even better than the first three!

This book followed hard on the heels of the Trilogy as I realised that having made my dear Hugo (my third guinea pig, adopted with his friend Victor in 2008) the baddie in the first book, he couldn't be a character in any later ones. So he had to have his own story, and choosing to get him to tell it himself was a no-brainer, really, since he wouldn't let anyone else do it! He was a cheeky, bossy chap who own
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Julie Grasso
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars. I enjoyed this intricately woven tale very much. Ms Pett has a way of developing the intrigue so well that I found myself reading fast just to get further in the story. I won't summarise the plot as I think that any details would become spoilers, but I love this kind of noir first person style. It reads smooth like chocolate. Where Princelings were middle grade novels, Traveler is definately more ya/adult due to its themes. So although it is also a prequel to The Princelings, I recomm ...more
Marilyn Stanley
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very well written - holds your attention from start to finish - excellent job!!!
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Other books in the series

Princelings of the East (8 books)
  • The Princelings of the East (Princelings of the East, #1)
  • The Princelings and the Pirates (Princelings of the East, #2)
  • The Princelings and the Lost City (Princelings of the East, #3)
  • The Talent Seekers (Princelings of the East, #5)
  • Bravo Victor (The Princelings of the East, #6)
  • Willoughby the Narrator (Princelings of the East, #7)
  • The Princelings of the North (The Princelings of the East #8)
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