!!!!!!!!!SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! DO NOT READ THIS POST UNLESS YOU HAVE FINISHED ALL THREE BOOKS IN THE TRILOGY!
I wanted to make another topic for posting questions until we get the message board up (yes, a very kind and energetic fan is making one! More news soon!) for questions about Black as Night and Shadow of the Bear. Please post any questions here (as well as ones you may have sent me before that I forgot to answer).
I'll start with some from Clare:
In Black as Night at one point Bear and Blanche are talking on the phone and he mentions that he was angry about something but he didn't want to talk about it. My friends and I were talking about it and wondering if it was at that point that Bear knew about all the things that had happened to Fish while he was captured by Freet or did he already know before then?
Oooh, very good question! I think that it would be best to say that in this instance, Bear was angry at his father in a general sense, because something in his conversation with Blanche had inadvertently touched on that. But as you can see, Bear had a lot to forgive his father for, including forgiving him for everything that had happened to both brothers simply because their father was *not there* to help or protect them.
Also, Bear knew from the get-go what a nasty person Mr. Freet was and it didn't take long for him to get out of his brother what had happened to him. Both brothers tended to be very careful and protective of what they told the sisters.
Q: In Waking Rose, when Rose first finds out that Blanche is pregnant Blanche mentions that she and Bear were looking into maybe having a homebirth but later when Bear comes to Fish in the hospital and tells Fish that Benedict Michael was born and that they named him after him he never mentions if it was a homebirth or not. So I guess what i am asking is: was it?
A: Another good question. I believe that it was.