[LMB] HH chapter 15

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Mon May 8 02:28:20 BST 2006


At 01:03 AM 5/7/2006, Dan Tilque wrote:
>Kalina Varbanova wrote:
>
> > On 5/5/06, Dan Tilque <dtilque at nwlink.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm fairly sure he never said this about Ista. (that her soul
> >> is like a sword)
> >>
> >
> > He did, too. Chapter 29, at the very end, he is talking to
> > Ista:
> >
> > "It has to do with the shape of your soul, not its worthiness.
> > You have to
> > make a cup of yourself, to receive that pouring out. You are a
> > sword. You
> > were always a sword. Like your mother and your daughter,
> > too—steel spines
> > run in the women of your family."
> >
> > So, there it is. He not only said _of_ her, he said it _to_
> > her!
>
>Then how did she manage to become a saint? Saints are supposed to
>have cup-like souls and she's the opposite, at least according to
>Caz. She doesn't really seem sword-like to me, at least not like
>the Provincara and Iselle. Could Caz have been wrong?

I think in Ista's case, the Bastard decided that 
well, yes, he needed a sword, after all.  And the 
Father took advantage of the situation, as well.

By the way, people don't "manage to become a 
saint", saints are chosen by the gods.


-- 
Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net  




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