|QUOTE (Zephfire @ December 01, 2008 08:16 am)|
If Aoife does show up and joins Dee's side, who do you think she'll go after, Scatty, Perenelle, the twins or Nicholas?
The only thing that keeps nagging at me is that I am not sure Scatty has a sister - in the books. I know that mythologically she does (although one of the Celtic history books I have says in the entry about Aife that "she was the daughter, sister, and/or double of the fearsome, Scathach...in some myths, Aife was Scathatch's rival rather than her sister." So in some ways, I think it depends on the version of the myth that you read)
But in the Magician, this is the exchange with Sophie about her family:
|QUOTE (The Magician)|
Have you ever had a a boyfriend?
Scathach looked at her sharply, then turned her face away to stare into a shop window. For a moment Sophie thought she was examining the display of shoes, but then she realized that the Warrior was looking at her own reflection in the glass. The girl wondered what she saw.
No, Scatty finally admitted. There's never been anyone close, anyone special. She smiled tightly. The Elders fear and avoid me. And I try not to get too close to humani. It s too hard watching them age and die....What about your family? The Witch of Endor mentioned your mother and brother. Even as she was speaking, images from the Witch's memories popped into her mind: a sharp-faced older woman with bloodred eyes and an ashen-skinned young man with blazing red hair. The Warrior shrugged uncomfortably. We don't talk much these days. My parents were Elders, born and raised on the isle of Danu Talis. When my grandmother Dora left the island to teach the first humani, they never forgave her. Like many Elders, they considered the humani to be little better than beasts. Curiosities, my father called them. A flicker of disgust crossed her face. Prejudice has always been with us. My mother and father were even more shocked when I announced that I too was going to work with the humani, to fight for them, to protect them when I could.
So while there might be a sister (images of her father don't flash, but she has one) that is just not mentioned, maybe this is one of the places where the myth differs from the book. And none of the reading I have done on the real Scathatch mentions a brother...