Saturday, 3 September 2016
Problems And Tests
throwing water into the mouth of a fire-breathing dragon;
outwitting a riddling giant;
identifying and neutralizing a werewolf.
Is some Higher Power testing Holger by sending fantasy threats in succession? Or are Holger's enemies causing his problems? Or are these two ways of saying the same thing? Are his enemies unwitting agents of the same Higher Power? If, by Higher Power," we mean the author of the novel, then, yes, they are.
In any case, should we be able to deduce what will come next - after a dragon, a giant and a werewolf? I cannot remember, even though I have read the book twice before. The plot so far has also involved:
an animated suit of armor
Morgan le Fay -
- so what has not been covered yet?