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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray Setting & Symbolism

Chris Wooding
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Old Quarter

The Old Quarter is a section of London that had been heavily damaged by bombs during the Vernichtung. Wych-kin and wolves have overrun the area. Early in the novel Thaniel finds Alaizabel here, while hunting a Cracklejack. At the climax of the novel, the Fraternity occupies a cathedral in the Old Quarter to perform the Rite of pthau'es'maik and resurrect the Glau Meska.

Pig's Blood

Pig's blood is used by wych-hunters to help track creatures and to paint Wards.

Cracklejack

A Cracklejack is a type of wych-kin that makes lairs high up, for easy escape. Cracklejacks are scavengers and they eat rats. A scratch from a Cracklejack will turn most people into one, but Thaniel is immune. Cracklejacks are repelled by gold. They hate sulphur, but sulphur is attracted to them.

Wych-kin

Wych-kin are evil creatures that come in many forms. Thaniel and Cathaline make a...

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