Welcome to Week Six, “Love, the Revelation,” covering Chapters 22-24. This week, we delve into many relationships marked by love and caring - Cole’s with Deirdre, Sullivan’s with Deirdre, and Lauren’s with the Cagliostro – that are also marked by sacrifice and pain. There is sweetness, there is sadness, and there is, of course, magiq.
The discussion points on offer this week are sparse mostly because, selfishly, these are the ones I’m most interested in hearing! However, if you have your own thoughts, comments, ideas, or questions, you are – as ever – welcome and encouraged to share!
YARRR! HERE, THERE BE SPOILERS.
1. Cags’ words to Lauren when she suggests using the same spell that Sullivan used on Deirdre to shield Cags instead imply that he is very familiar with the magiq used to erase memory of itself and its effects. Do you believe that this implies his familiarity with the Silver, perhaps the very same that control The Storm and use it against anyone with memory of magiq or the BoB?
AAARGH! THE SPOILERS ARE FINISHED!
2. Marty discusses libraries and his complicated feelings about them because of their beauty and his personal loss. Do you believe that there is something special about the Morgan Library alone to have made it a well, or that, perhaps, all libraries are wells in the Magiqverse to some degree? Based on your personal beliefs or knowledge about Magiqverse lore, conjecture as to why, or why not.
3. Putting yourself in the shoes of one of the characters from these chapters, talk about how an experience from this week’s reading affected you. If you were Deirdre, listening to the person you’ve come to greatly adore telling you a story about your life that is unbelievable at best, insane at worst, what would your reaction be?
As always, Mountaineers, if you can pick out any themes or Easter Eggs from this week, please feel free to share! Your original thoughts, related ideas, or favorite lines from the book are always welcome in our discussion. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to @ me or another Guild Leader!
Creative Prompt: The theme of the week is “Love, the Revelation.” Using this theme for inspiration, please share with us your own written/visual/auditory creation.