|QUOTE (Spacecadet @ August 26, 2009 08:28 am)|
|QUOTE (Taz 2601 @ August 26, 2009 04:49 am)|
|QUOTE (Michael Scott @ August 26, 2009 09:11 am)|
| OK, so here's an exclusive peek into The Necromancer, which will answer some of the questions raised above. Remember, often the questions you are debating will be answered in the next book. |
Ask me no questions about the following, because I will not answer them!
This is from fairly early on in The Necromancer, and begins with Sophie talking to Aoife.
“Scathach told me about her family. She mentioned nothing about a sister.”
“We had a falling out,” Aoife murmured.
“A falling out?”
“Over a boy,” she said, with just a hint of sadness in her voice. “We’ve not spoken in many thousands of years.”
First of all, thank you Mr Scott! I've done research with my sister on Scathach and Aoife love triangles. The one most common is with Cuchulain. He was Scathach's student, as I mentioned, but went off with Aoife after training with Scathach. Hard love
Thank you very much for sharing that quote with us
Also i agree I bet this has to do with cuchulainn, he is by far the most commonly mentioned man that Aoife and Scathach fought over. But sadly this quote makes Scatty a bit of a liar, as she has said in the past (I believe in the Magician) when she is talking to Sophie. Sophie essentially asks whether there was ever someone she loved and Scatty replies no. However if there was a falling out between her and her sister over such a love, to the degree that they didnt speak for thousands of years, and still arent speaking I can see why scatty would have lied about it.
I'm a little afraid that Aoife's sadness could mean that Cuchulainn is dead. Or, hopefully, it means that she only thinks
he is dead and he shows up to the surprise of all. This has happened in the series before; Perenelle was surprised to find Areop-enap alive and well after she thought she had killed the Elder. Maybe Cuchulainn has been hiding somewhere all these years.
Or I am completely wrong, and my speculation has been in vain.
Still, I believe that he would be an awesome character.
Also, I thought I should just mention that Cuchulainn had actually asked Scathach before his fight with Aoife what she loved most in the world, and it turned out to be her chariot, charioteer, and horses. Just when she was about to deliver the killing blow after breaking Cuchulainn's sword, Cuchulainn pointed the other way and said that her chariot, charioteer, and horses had all fallen off of a cliff, making her look away and giving Cuchulainn the advantage he needed to defeat her.