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17 August 2010 @ 08:35 am
Book Discussion: Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie, by Marie Brennan  
Hello. Welcome to week three of our discussion of Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie.

This week we're going to talk about love. Mortal love and faery love, and love between the two.

There are a great many different kinds of love running through these books. Romantic love between mortals, like Antony and Kate and between fae and mortal, like Lune and Michael. A monarch's love for her people, and the love of people for their country. What other kinds of love did you see portrayed?

There is not, however, much love described between individual fae. Does it require the involvement of a mortal soul?

Finally, do you think it's possible for Lune to love another mortal (or, perhaps, a faery) after having lost Michael?
thistle in greythistleingrey on August 17th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
For MNC, there's the love of maintaining community that the brownies evince....
Sherwood Smithsartorias on August 17th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Next on my reading pile!
HEY, BIRDS, HERE ARE COOKIES!: alightinsideluminousmarble on August 17th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Do faeries--here and elsewhere--believe in such a thing as a soul? Must they? Or taking it further, why would love require a soul? I am full of questions rather than answers.

I think it's possible for everyone to love again after loss, but I think that some may prefer not to, if that makes any sense.