Thanks for the shout-out, Fuzzy.
This book was amazing. It definitely made me question some things. Like, which people are actually lying, and which are telling part or even all of the truth.
spacecadet, I agree with you, Perenelle unsettles me as well. Suddenly I am wondering which Flamel is the most trustworthy. Also, I KNEW there was some kind of pattern to the gates they went it, but I had no idea what it could be. Nice job spotting that SC.
Also Fuzz, I was thinking roughly the same thing. It clearly says that Josh's eyes were RED. So, I believe that he was still being possessed by Mars. And on the topic of Josh, I think it's safe to say that the many members who I think put a certain idea forward will be happy that they were right. Namely, that Josh has a gold (sun) aura, so his natural element is fire, and Sophie has a silver (moon) aura, so her natural is water. And (although she said this rather harshly) Perenelle said that Sophie will be able to do things that Josh can't. Nick then said that Sophie AND Josh will have different strengths and weaknesses.
Anyways, on the swords. I am SO glad that the identities of all the blades can be put to rest. Joyeuse, Excalibur, Clarent, and Durendal. Why can't the swords be combined exactly? Is it as some say, and the swords are so powerful that they can tear the earth apart?
Prometheus and Mars. I would really like to know why Mars was harvesting Prometheus' aura through human sacrifice. We aren't really given that many clues about it (that I can see anyways).
Also... I can't believe that the Necromancer is the Witch! ... Just joking of course.
I believe Josh is the Necromancer, which in retrospect is really surprising because MANY people believed that it was going to be an experienced immortal, myself included.
Oh, Zephaniah (sounds like the name of someone here on these forums...
), her flashback chapter was.. interesting! I noticed that she and Prometheus act like subordinates to Abraham. It's like, they're following his orders. I think this means that he is... something older and more powerful than the Elders. We still don't have a lot of info on him though. I almost forgot about him having a gold aura until you reminded me, Fuzz.