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Chapter 9

is live!

Are you perhaps not so heartless? Are you a marid? Is your family tree somewhat complicated? Do you like to spill milk when the Marquess is not looking?


Oh, September. Such lonely, lost things you find on your way. It would be easier, if you were the only one lost. But lost children always find each other, in the dark, in the cold. It is as though they are magnetized, and can only attract their like.

Just . . .breaks my heart wide open. It's so true.


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Aug. 10th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
::whimper:: That part struck me, too.

I'm wondering how much of September's decisions now have been affected without her knowledge by previous, seemingly unrelated decisions. Such as which direction she chose just before meeting the witches, and to lose her shadow rather than her voice. Other than simply changing the nature of her quest, how did these decisions subtly affect the decisions she makes and will continue to make?
Aug. 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering the same thing...if the shadow and the choice to "lose her heart" will come into play
Aug. 10th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
I am completely smitten with the marids. Brilliant concept of a race...two people trying to find each other since they have found an older version of their child, paths twisting and turning against each other like currents in the sea. Beautiful, and brilliant!!

This chapter was truly heartbreaking, from start to finish. I nearly cried at A-L's speech about his wings.
Aug. 11th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
I love the Marid too! And the whole concept of a life out of order and out of time is both fascinating and sad. By his description, one could say that his sea could be a metaphor for time. Even his name, like September, has to do with time. Like the character himself, Saturdays drift away and come back, a little different each time - endlessly.

All families grow apart and come together at different times - so I suppose it is not so different after all, when you think about it. :)

I find myself rather liking Iago too - but I am fond of panthers to begin with!
Aug. 11th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
So the lobster cages were included after all...hmm. Well, I for one am glad that if she was going to include them, it would be this far into the story. I think that if she had put them on the beach of The Perilous Sea like she originally intended, it would've made for a horrific story and made me unsure if I wanted to continue, personally. Now that the idea's been integrated though, it works, I like it.
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