I'm sure the unusual numbering of the chapters didn't escape your notice. I wondered if Wooding did that to be different, or if it symbolized Orna losing everything. The flashback parts are higher numbers, and then the present plotline's chapters count down to 0, when Orna becomes Casta's fade.
That is an interesting interpretation. Never thought about it that way, I always just considered it to be some kind of countdown. But a countdown to what (other than the end of the book), I didn´t know.
I sort of considered it a countdown, but never to anything more than the end of the book. I thought that because she was losing things instead of gaining them Chris just thought it would be more appropriate.
And he probably did it to be different too. He's cool like that. ;D
Post by GhostEggplant on Feb 23, 2008 20:41:46 GMT -5
I realized that the flashback chapters were counting down (or whatever way they went XP) to the present. I never thought it would symbolize something plot/climax-related. *feels stupid*
A slight breeze caught the edges of his long black coat and whipped it up behind him as he went. Darkly impressive, it was; he could sense heads turning as he passed. On really windy days, with his coat flapping out horizontally, he had the feeling he didn't look quite so stylish.
Yeah, never occured to me either, lol. I was just enjoying trying to piece the chapters together, one by one. Someday, I'm gonna read the book from Chapter 1 to the last chapter, going in numerical order. ^_^
Post by iamthelizardqueen on Feb 27, 2008 13:56:49 GMT -5
It completely freaked me out when I saw it, I thought there was something wrong with my book !
I think Chris Wooding explained the chapter count in a post elsewhere, but I'm not entirely sure... *goes to have a look*
"A loveless world is a dead world, and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons, of one's work, and of devotion to duty, and all one craves is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart." - Albert Camus
Hehehe. I at first thought something was wrong with my book, too. But then again, it was. When I had unwrapped it, I of course openend it. The dustjacket was on and that´s why I opened the book according to its cover and dustjacket. I was a bit confuzzled when I saw the very last page upside down. I then got the jacket off and put it on the other way round. Then openend at the real beginning and was even more confuzzled when the chapter started at 30. I then put the jacket off again and examined the book thoroughly. That´s when I discovered that the hardcover was upside down, too.
To make this short: This is the first of Chris´ books that totally confused me, even before I read it!
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