Skip to main content

Official Soundtrack Playlist!

The chapter-by-chapter soundtrack, with each track cued to a specific quote in the book. Play each song on repeat until the next one comes up. Enjoy!

1. Things That Begin
“Once upon a time, in The City of No Stories, Gwendolyn Gray ran away…”
            – “Granny Wendy”
2. The Lambent
“She did not see the two men in bowler hats…”
            – “Concerning Aunt Josephine”
3. Oddlings and Vanishings
“There is something wrong with the Lambents…”
             “The Secret of the Scrolls”
4. Snip Snip
“Cecilia stood at the head of her gang…”
            – “An Unpleasant Incident Involving a Train”
5. The Edge
“After what felt like three eternities…”
            – “Ferris Wheel”
6. Birds And Bowlers
“The men both wore black bowler hats, and they had no faces…”
            – “Colony Collapse”
7. The Magnificent Bathysphere
“At the end of the tunnel there was now a pinpoint of light…”
             – “Wow”
8. The Neyora
“Something slammed into the front window again…”
            – “Friends Not Food”
9. A Rather Smashing Evening
“Let’s tuck in, I’m positively famished…”
            – “Banning Back Home”

10. Not That Sort Of Skipping
“It was dark…”
            – “Erudite Plan”
“Come out, come out, little Gwendolyn…”
            – “Chase Through Fringe”
11. The Mainspring Marketplace
 “Gwendolyn pushed her aching body up and looked around…”
            – “Flight to Neverland”
12. Castaway
“Oh, here, see anything you like?”
            – “The Marvelous Marriage”
13. Clockwork Phantasmagoria
“Outside, the orange sky was darkening to red…”
            – “In Loco Parentis”
14. The Shadows Fall
“They fled down the cobblestone street…”
            – “All Is Hell That Ends Well”
“It’s not working! I don’t have enough energy here…”
            – “Fantasy Overture”
15. The Lucrative Endeavour
“‘W-what?’ Gwendolyn said…”
            – “Flying Vessel”
16. Odd Vacation Plans
“A horn sounded from the ship’s intercom…”
            – “Lost Boy Chase”
17. Precarious Reconnaissance
“As if on cue, a shadow fell across the Longboat …”
            – “Jack Sparrow’s Theme”
18. The Spark
“Kolonius led them up a set of winding stairs toward the roof of the cave …”
            – “Monkey Island – Lechuck Theme”
“The pirate glared down at Sparrow…”
            – “He’s A Pirate”
19. Sunset On The Spiced Seas
“’Kolonius!’ Gwendolyn shouted as they landed…”
            – “The Hologram/Binary Sunset”

20. The Crystal Coves Of Kytain
“They prepared to go ashore…”
            – “Outlands”
21. Tylerium Drekk And The Pistola Luminant
“They spun around. Twenty bandits surrounded them…”
            – “Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow - Remix”
22. No Room to Run
            – “Edward the Confessor”
“You two. My cabin. Now”
            – “The Baudelaire Orphans”
23. Rising Tides
“A red dawn…”
            – “The Ultimate War”
24. Swift Retribution
“The coast was still clear…”
            – “Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra”
25. Falling Action
            – “Fall”
“Fly up! Get above the storm!”
            – “All the Kings Horses”
26. A Most Unpleasant Homecoming
“Tick… tick… tick…”
            – “Doctor Who – Doomsday”
27. Must Always End
“The students cried out in surprise…”
            – “The Never-Feast”
“She leaned back against the tree and looked up at the sky…”
            – “Tris”

“So Ends The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray…”
            – “There’s a Place For Us”


Popular posts from this blog

New Author Pictures and Bio

Things are heating up here at stately Williamson manor. The new author head-shots are in, courtesy of Andy at Andrew Hoffman - Scheer Hoffman Creative. A huge thanks to him for all his hard work on these, I could not BE more pleased with them. And a new author bio to go with it!

Happy Birthday!

Five years ago today, I woke up on a bus, unable to sleep. I was chaperoning a field trip of fifth graders to Washington DC, and the kid behind me wouldn't stop kicking my seat in his sleep, robbing me of mine. So I whipped out my new iPad, fired up the pages app, with the decision that I should right something for my then-unborn child.
I sat and thought about what kind of story I would like to read to my future kid. I thought about what kind of role model I would want my daughter to have. (Sorry, Teddy, thought you were a girl at the time.) And I decided that I wanted a little girl with a big imagination who would challenge everything. And she needed something to struggle against. A city with no imagination, a city that was dull and grey, a city stuck in its ways where new ideas were frowned upon.

So I thought of a name. Gwendolyn. Gwendolyn... Gray. Like the City itself. And a title. The Marvelous Adventures of. And I tapped out those words most appropriate to a story about storie…

ENGLAND: Day 7+8-Last Call!

For our last day and a half, we had some more literature inspired spots to hit! First off, The London Zoo, home of Winnie the Bear, inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. A.A.Milne took his soon Christopher Robin here all the time.

After the zoo, we booked it over to Westminster Abbey for our tour.

The cathedral is amazing. I'll give some pics, but they aren't mine, since no photography is allowed.