Continuing with my behind-the-scenes blog series, which so far has consisted of some Creature Features, we now take a quick look into PLACES. I always think the vibe of a city, especially the place where your characters spend a lot of their time, should reflect the vibe of the book itself. THE HUNT primarily takes place in Farrow’s Hollow, a mid-sized city that has the unfortunate luck of being located near a hell-gate.
Because of its proximity to a doorway to Hell, Farrow’s Hollow is positively teeming with demons. However, humanity as a whole is unaware of the supernatural, which forces demons, vampires, witches, fae, elves, and the like to integrate. If you make waves, if you threaten humanity, the angels working at Seraphim Securities will take you out.
That being said, demon mob families run nearly all the city’s crime, and the gritty underbelly consists of drug, sex, and weapons trade that, for the most part, happen without the public’s knowledge. Key human officials are paid off so that the supernatural community can operate without police interference.
Farrow’s Hollow has a smallish university — FHU for life! — and a bustling downtown core consisting of retail shops, restaurants, and mid-rise corporate buildings. Demon-run establishments do especially well, as humanity feels an inexplicable draw toward them. Its architecture is primarily Gothic-inspired, best exemplified by the buildings on the university campus. While surrounded by forestry, the city itself is lacking in green space, though the municipal government is trying to fix that.
Known Farrow’s Hollow locations in THE HUNT include the university campus, Seraphim Securities, The Inferno, and Alaric Crowley’s invisible downtown home.