So, as I am completely and entirely enjoying Shadow of Night, and have about 30 percent left, I have made some predictions about how some of the story will turn out. There will be spoilers below, so don't read unless you are more than 70 percent through Shadow of Night, or (very much like yours truly, mind you) don't mind possible big story pieces to be given away. Before I get my thinking about the plot cap on, can I first just say that this series is officially one of my favorites. I loved the first one and was expecting the 2nd to be great as well, and it is just blowing me away. I am so beguiled by the story and characters and love every page.
Okay, here are my predictions so far... SPOILERS BELOW....
First, I think Diana was the one who, once back in time, put a spell on Ashmole 782 that she knew only her 'future/present' time self would be able to unravel, thus setting in motion the necessary events of DOW and so on. She’s a weaver, so I bet much of what she saw inside the manuscript was hers (explains the off familiarity she has with the script inside, it would have had to be different to fit the time period, but still her own. ALSO -- the goddess has chosen Diana's life to pay the debt, but said she only takes the living, and I think Matthew will turn her into a vampire at some point to end the debt. I am thinking that her ability to live in both worlds, presumably the living and the dead, will help this process along, or at least come into play somehow
On a side note, Gallowglass’s revelation on how he watched Diana from a distance was also amazing to read! I had to put the book down for a moment at this part to just take in that big surprise. I was like YES YES YES time continuum/it all comes full circle/this character first scared me at first but I actually love him to pieces. Then I calmed down, picked the book back up, and resumed reading.... And even though that tells us SO MUCH, and it also broke my heart a little as they mentioned Philipe's role in all of that, I also am not banking on everything working out smoothly, that just wouldn't do.
I am going to stretch out the last 30 percent or so, because of course the long dreaded wait for the 3rd installment will then be upon us once again. I am just hoping that in the end, when the final page is turned, that M and D are together, location, time, space, etc irrelevant. That's not too much to ask, right?
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