Thursday, August 23, 2012

Blog Book Chat, Stop 2 of Shadows Before the Sun

Alright, lets get right to the action here.  Where we stopped, it was a tough doing.  So, lets chat so we can get back to Charlie and see what the heck happens next!

****There Will Be Spoilers in the questions and comments****

Robyn's Questions:
1.)  What did you think of Charlie's power?  Could it even advance more?
2.)  Will Hank Come back now?  Or will it be awhile until we see old Hank?
3.)  What did you think of Sandra's fate?
4.)  The shadows.  Thoughts?

Melissa's Questions:
1.)  What curse do you think will be attached to Hank now? Just knowing these two extremely powerful words and being the only one or more?
2.)  Each time Charlie sees the Sachath it seems to be more humanoid looking, what is it trying to say to her?  How do you think she is to defeat it?
3.)  What more is coming?  Sandra mentioned she had seen images or scenes, and that Leander is on the right side, so what is coming?

Anything additional you would like to talk about, just mention in the comments.  Next week we will chat over the finale of the book!

45 comments:

  1. So much going on!! This was the toughest stop in this book I think.

    So where to start...

    Sandra!!! Oh my! I did NOT see that coming about her always having seen her fate. So why the heck did she go along with this knowing what would happen to her? I was stumped there! I really grew to like her, and then this!

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    1. I'm not sure why Sandra came. Did she know this was her last trip? Her final destination?

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    2. Yeah, I'm hoping there is a point to Sandra's sacrifice, and we get to learn what it is. Charlie is to take Sandra's body back, well what's left of it. So maybe when she goes to get her head Sandra will explain.

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    3. There has to be a reason. Why have her come and to die?

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    4. Mmhm. That's what I'm thinking. I really hope it all comes out here in the end.

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  2. Oh I think If Charlie had the chance to play with her powers with out the Sathach she would grow a lot more with her abilities. A LOT MORE! lol.

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    1. Her powers really came out. I kept think and still wonder how much more power could she get?

      Will someone come after her for her power and want to use her?

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    2. For some reason I'm not feeling to comfortable about the elder that wants to 'question' Charlie. It sounds to me like she'll be a scientific study for those three days she's there. And the elders race is always fighting the Sirens, so what could happen there? I wonder what will happen now that the witches are being brought down, the protection of the sirens. Could these two races get past the differences they have and live peacefully sharing the land?

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    3. Maybe this is leading up to the next book? Maybe the elders will use Charlie for a reason we don't know yet and of course since Hank is a siren, he'll be involved.

      Maybe I'm hoping this leads to a new story plot which will give us another three books, hahahaha.

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    4. This could lead into the next book very easily! I'm curious. :) And I'm good with that as well.

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    5. I figure we can't wrap up everything in the next section. :)

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    6. No, and I'm getting ready to go read now. :D Can't wait to see what we learn now!

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  3. I'm wondering about Hank. But he has to come back!! He has too!

    Although he is kinda brainwashed after that torture. I think the promise to be released won't come as him released to that heaven, but he won't be tethered to his body any longer. And might try to take his own life. But having those source words, maybe that would be a reason enough to live.

    I do think he and Charlie are going to have to start over from scratch though, get to know each other and learn what they feel for each other.

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    1. I have a feeling Hank and Charlie won't be together for awhile. Maybe by the end of the series but it will take Hank awhile to get back to normal

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    2. I'm curious myself! His mind was really screwed with here. And he remembers feelings for Charlie, but the witches have turned thoughts all around to make Charlie look bad in his eyes. Bummer in a way. But this is a reason to slow down the relationship building for both of them. Which is what Charlie needs.

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    3. I did get kind of mad at Hank when he just walked away from Charlie and the shadows. I was just like, "what are you doing??"

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    4. Oh I thought that showed very nicely the messing the witches did with Hanks head. He would never have walked away from Charlie before. Even before the "love" potential here. Just as a partner on the job and the friends they had become, Hank would have never done this. I was great to show how screwed up he is at this point in the book.

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  4. The Sachath seems to be...evolving? Could that be the right word? It seems to be taking on a humanoid shape more and more each time we see it. And trying to communicate with Charlie. What the heck is it saying? It sounds frustrated at times too. Maybe eventually Charlie will understand it. I hope so. Or someone will understand it. Maybe Leander?

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    1. I'm guessing the more she uses her power, the more Sachath will grow. I think Charlie realizes that and tries not to use it but in the case of the witches, she had no choice.

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    2. Yes, it is recognizing more in Charlie, and will eventually kill her. But I wonder what it keeps saying to her.

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    3. I hope we learn soon. We only have one last section, haha.

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  5. I don't know what will happen with the Shadows and being able to defeat it. I wonder if she has to become one with it in some way. I'm curious to see where that goes and plays out.

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    1. I don't know why but with the shadows all I could think of was the movie Ghost where they come through the ground at the end of the movie, haha.

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  6. First Sandra is rather upset with Leander. I wonder if there is an old fling there and Sandra got burned.

    But I'm getting to Leander. He knows there is something more coming. And from what Sandra said she's seen images of scenes she can't describe yet that something more is coming and going to happen. That Leander is on the side of life, the right side for once.

    But that makes me curious to what it is and what will happen. Do you think Charlie is going to be a catalyst for this?

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    1. I think Leander will play a bigger role somehow. If he is the one who has the cure for Ash, you know people will want to stop him. Charlie will have to keep him safe and make sure no harm comes to him unless she gets the cure from him.

      I can also see her trusting Leander because of Sandra. Which might be a good thing but also a bad thing. I want to say we should trust him but at the time, you still have to wonder about him.

      If Hank ever gets back to normal and of course he will, how will his reaction be towards Leander?

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    2. I think this last third will have Leander back and more.

      And Hank might know who Leander is with his years on him. ;) I'm curious to hear what he thinks of Leander.

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    3. I wonder if Leander and Hank get along.

      With the way Hank is right now, will he even care if Leander is near Charlie?

      If he didn't trust Leander and he cared for Charlie, he would try to keep Charlie away.

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    4. I think he will care deeply about Leander being around Charlie. Hank seems to still know there was something there with Charlie and I think a jealousy thing will come to the surface if there is another close to Charlie.

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    5. I'm trying to picture Hank jealous.

      Do you think Leander could stay awhile? Maybe a whole other book?

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    6. Before, no I couldn't see Hank jealous. But now, all screwed up...yeah, it could happen. :D I don't know if Leander would stay for a while or not. I think he could have lots of information we would want to learn, and maybe even teach Charlie more than she knows already with his powers. And what about her sisters friend...oh the mage that runs the school...I forget his name. He was training her for a time, and probably still would be. Wonder if he knows who Leander is.

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  7. I wonder what curse Hank is going to be stuck with. I was thinking it might be as simple as having two extremely powerful source words at his use, and having to protect them, and have a family to pass them down to. That many are going to be after him for them, and to use them. I wonder! But could there be more to it than that?

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    1. I know, I'm curious about this curse.

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  8. I'm still curious as to why these witches have done this for so long. It seems as it's a power obsession, but I wonder what the whole thing is to them. They had Panope stuck there and use her, and Sandra, and the Malakim, and what else? They want all the powers for themselves, but what are they planing against? There has to be something for them.

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    1. Hmmm, I'm not sure what they want yet. Maybe just more power. They did try to get Charlie to read the tablet.

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    2. I was thinking beauty and youth before but now I'm agreeing with you on the power. They seemed to be rather power hungry. But I always wonder if there's more.

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    3. If they got a hold of Charlie and her power, that could lead to a lot of trouble.

      Even if the witches are not a problem anymore. What other species or beings will want Charlie for her power?

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    4. Yes, and there was mention by Sandra that there is something else coming. That Leander is on the right side, the side of life. So what else is coming or going to happen? That could be trouble for Charlie and her powers.

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  9. I want to know more about the markings on Hank and Charlie. What do they mean?

    How does it connect them? Soul-mates? Partners?

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    1. Hank had said when he did the marks that it was a connection that they couldn't lie to each other. But there seems to be more to the design as well. A hint of connection in way of partners, which could evolve to much more or just friends. I'm wanting to learn more too. As the witches where taken my that mark and seemed to know what it meant.

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    2. That mark definitely means something. I'm hoping Hank will feel the mark more and realize his connection with Charlie.

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    3. Maybe that mark and the connection will help heal Hank. Maybe that is the key? What do you think?

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    4. That could be. Do you think though with her power, that could cause a lot of pain for her?

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