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Nov 16, 2012

Black City Blog Tour: Character Highlight - Sigur + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Black City blog tour hosted by Good Choice Reading. Today, I've got the honor of introducing to you a character from the book that I think you'll definitely want to know about. Also, the fabulous Good Choice Reading is hosting a blog tour giveaway where you'll get the chance to win some awesome stuff so make sure you enter!

Black City (Black City, #1)Title: Black City
Author: Elizabeth Richards
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Release date: November 13, 2012

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.
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Character Highlight - Sigur Marwick

Name: Sigur Marwick
Age: 41
Species: Darkling (Nordin)
Favorite color: Orange
Favorite food: Sanguis wine
  • Protecting twin-bloods
  • Collecting art
  • Politics
  • Reading
  • Drinking fresh Sanguis wine.
  • Purian Rose
  • Emissary Buchanan
  • Humans for Unity
  • Drinking Synth-O-Blood
  • Harold Fisher (Ash's dad).

Sigur drags his claw down the boy’s chest, drawing gasps from the ravenous audience. He licks the wound with his black tongue, his eyes shut as he relishes the taste.

I swallow back my revulsion and desire. I know it’s wrong, but I’m starving, and the idea of fresh blood is so tempting. The boy groans as Sigur slashes his neck, severing his jugular vein. Blood splashes across the table, and the Darklings moan. Sigur guzzles the liquid dripping from the open wound and the others watch hungrily . . . me included.

I chew down my hunger and try not to watch, although the smell of hot blood stings my nostrils and makes my insides squirm. I can only imagine how amazing it tastes, so fresh . . .

“Go on.” Sigur steps back, blood on his lips.

(Black City, Ash, pg 216)

Who would play him in a movie: Alexander Siddig

Based off that excerpt, I think we totally need to keep an eye out for this mister Marwick! He sounds ruthless and kinda scary, lol! And I think Alexander Siddig seems perfect for the role, don't you think?

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About the author:

Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist, who spent her early career reviewing videogames before making the bold (or crazy) move into travel writing, despite suffering from terrible travel sickness.

In her spare time, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls, where she got to interview many of her favourite bands, go to gigs and basically blag loads of free swag all in the name of ‘research’.

Elizabeth lives in Buckinghamshire, England, with her husband. Black City is her debut novel.

Find Elizabeth Richards online: Blog | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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  1. Loved the excerpt, thanks for having such a great giveaway!!

  2. I wanna read this so baaaad :> My gosh the Darklingssss~

  3. Great excerpt. He sounds like an awesome character!

  4. I just love all the character highlights!!! I'm a nerd for more information :)

  5. Ohh I think I like this character~ I really want to know more about him now more than Ash I think haha

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. This series sounds so good! I can't wait! Thanks for the character info! Brittany S

  7. I can't wait to read this book. But I must ask, do people actually consider orange a favorite color? Hmmmm... Mine is green. Whats yours?

  8. Haven't read the book yet so I'm can't say if Alexander Siddig fits the role, but I love him as an actor, so I'll just say yes anyways :)

  9. Awesome giveaway!!! Thanks

  10. Alexander Siddig is a favorite of mine. I'd love to see more of him.

    I love the character highlights thank you.

  11. He sounds scary and comfortable with his own self.

  12. Oh I am DYING to read this book! I love love love the sound of it!

  13. It's always fascinating to see casting choices. I would love to see more of Alexander Siddig.

  14. all of these Character Interviews make me so psyched to read the book! Thanks for sharing some fun! :D

  15. Just finished this book, and I loved it!!! Sigur sure is a character!!! Great post girl!!! I really, really need the next book!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl


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