Ah, I can finally post my thoughts, to bad I went to sleep before I could earlier.
First, I agree with everyone on Perry, she was much different once she met back up with Nick. I think that that's how she really is, and while she worries for Nicholas, she is actually quite deceptive. Don't forget what everyone, even the elders say about her.
That might be referring to how no one knows anything about her, not even Nicholas. I think that she has her own agenda past stopping the creatures on Alcatraz, just the way that she's handling this is different than I expected her to, though I'm not surprised that she runs the relationship. I could tell that she did, by the fact that Nick always wished that he could ask her what they should do.
As for the Warlock, I think that its possible that its Mars, in fact that's most likely the case. You never know though, that might be Scott's way of tricking us and keeping us guessing, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was Shakespeare. He's very powerful, and we really haven't learned much about him as a character yet, for all we know, he could be the warlock. Though I can't think of who the humani that might be the warlock is, since Will is probably the immortal, and we know that Mar's is the Elder. Hm, I keep coming back to Sophie and Josh's parents, and how we don't know anything about them. Maybe they are human, but what if Josh's dad is the humani warlock, which makes me wonder about their mom. Its always possible that if I'm right about the parents, that she could the Enchantress. I don't know, that's just my theory on it.
Now, I have two new favorite characters, Death(trust me, you don't want me to try and spell the name. It won't be pretty) and Niten.
I froze for a second when they revealed that Niten was Miyamoto Musashi. He has to be one of my favorite historical people, I didn't expect him to end up in this story. I just sat there for a minute or two before I could continue to read. Now I wonder though, how do we know that Niten won't get a hold of the swords, I think that he would be the most suitable user of the blades, just looking at his history. Let's see Dee knock him across the room when he gets a hold of one of those, or both.
Then there's Death, ..., I don't know how to describe him really. He's the one character that I've thought about constantly since I finished reading the Necromancer. There are so many possibilities for him, it really makes me wonder about a lot of thing. Though I'm going to read the book once or twice again, before I come out with anything about him.
With all that said, I want to talk about the Earthlords more. The minute that they brought in a race that was older than the archons, I was wondering about the world they had before. It seems like every race that comes before the next is more powerful then the race that follows. Look at how many Elders it took to defeat the archons. That and that there was another race before the Earthlords, man, it makes me kind of wish that this series was done and that he was already writing about the Earthlords. I'm patient though, and I can't wait for the Warlock or the Enchantress. I'm really looking forward to the next few books.
Those are all of my thoughts for now, but man, with all the thoughts going around in my head, I might just