Petra asked Alwyn Hamilton:

Hello, first of all, great book, I really liked it. I was curious about the names and places and the themes in general, did you get your inspiration from Arabic or Persian languages and cultures?

Alwyn Hamilton Thanks very much! I came up with the book as a mix of the Wild West and the 1001 Nights so the inspiration for the names of some of the places is indeed pulled in part from a mix of Arabic, Persian, Turkish and others. Others, newer places, are meant to sound more modern.

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