! SPOILER ALERT ! The following post contains spoilers for Book 2 - Fortunes and Fables of The Starless Sea. So unless you’ve read the chapters, DON’T PROCEED ! SPOILER ALERT !
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OKAY SO SOOO I legit don't know what to say. I have quite a few guesses but knowing Erin Morgenstern there's a possibility I might not guess the truth till the end. First let's discuss the stories-
The Star Merchant - I was super intrigued that the same story about Fate and Time were repeated and wonder who the traveler was! I keep feeling it was Time itself telling it's sorrowful story. Also the last line the traveler says "Occasionally, Fate pulls itself together again and time is always waiting" makes we wonder if the traveler is actually Fate. SO. MANY. QUESTIONS.
The Girl and the Feather - This story seemed the most removed from the rest except for the mention of the Owl King. The one who ate the eyes of Fate i presume? I wonder whose feather it was and who the ghosts at the castle are.
The Inn at the edge of the World - OKAY MY FAVOURITE. Here's my theory and I'm sure many of you arrived at the same conclusion. As mentioned at the very end, I believe the woman is the moon and the second woman with her coppery hair and so much warmth even in the cold weather is the sun. And remember how the Moon lady mentions the Sun and Moon meet to discuss things away from the eyes of the stars? I think that was it. They met at the inn. That is why there was so much darkness outside the inn for both the Sun and the moon were travelling to meet each other. And I wonder if they are discussing the fate of Time and Fate away from the eyes of the Star. DOES THIS SEEM PLAUSIBLE TO YOU GUYS?
The Three Swords - This reminded me of The Girl and the Feather for it features the Owl King again but doesn't seem to connect to the rest of the stories that much.
The Stone Sculptor - OKAY SO THEORY TIME AGAIN. The "mouse" like man I believe is the mouse himself. The one who took away Fate's heart and the thing he wanted to hide is I suppose the heart itself and okay this may seem farfetched but I believe the box what she created to hide the heart was The Starless Sea itself. That makes sense? EEEEP I hope my theory pans out.
Ezra's story - like Mirabel, I've taken to calling Zachary, Ezra. I love that name. ALSO excuse me, show me the way to The Starless Sea harbour and let me stay in a room there because I mean, THAT AMAZING DESCRIPTION OF FOOD! I had to eat chocolate as I read because OMG it made me so hungry!!
ALSO MIRABEL! She has pink hair now but I wonder if she's the same girl who met Ezra's mother? Back then she had blue in her hair but since they both paint doors, I'm going to assume they're the same person. Anyway, I adore her. She's like a mysterious and magical (although she seems to not like that word) version of Ezra's friend Kat.
I wonder about Allegra and why the guardians have changed sides. I still don't understand exactly what the problem is with The Starless Sea but i WANNA KNOW MORE!
I loved the whole travel to various places via the between (the elevator extension) ALSO page 155! Ezra mentions Tote Bags at the famous strand bookstore and so of course BNB has provided you with your own toe, with a quote that comes up often in The Starless Sea stories and the imagining of the ship that sails in The Starless Sea. IS IT NOT GORGEOUS?
I'm so glad Dorian is safe. And after what Mirabel said, I wonder if it's even his own name. Also I have a feeling Dorian was on Allegra's side at some point but then turned against her? I mean he had their sword necklace thingy and also Mirabel mentions he once tried to kill her. hmmm, the plot thickens.
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