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Recap: Chapters 29-31!
Chapter 29: In the parking lot after school, Kyla asks about what happened in the cafeteria–also, when was Ana going to tell her she had a coffee date with Andy?! Andy forces John to apologize; gets Ana to agree to another coffee meeting to discuss some research he found that mentions the Ouros.
Chapter 30: Trebor comes to Ana’s house and starts to teach her about the different kinds of Sura. He tells her that right now the bigger threat to her and the rest of the world is skinwalkers–they will empty her out and use her for her human magic, and according to Trebor, that is extremely dangerous. He also shows her what it feels like to finally let go and stop trying to control that thrumming feeling she’s been having–and it blows her mind.
Chapter 31: Ana finally meets with Andy after a few weeks, and he tells her what he found out about the Ouros. They have these “enchanted coffers” that seems to work as if by magic, that no one can open except for the person who last closed it (which sounds a lot like the box Kyla gave to Ana in chapter 13). Supposedly there is a legend that one of these boxes contains something special, which is why Ouros translates to the keepers. Unfortunately, there are no more Ouros left to ask about this, because Ana’s mother, Karanina, was the last of her clan. The rest of them were slaughtered and their bodies burned, about 17 years ago…
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Some fun facts!
-I got to use my media study AND anthropology know-how in chapter 31, lol. Case studies! Name-dropping! Universal myths! MacGuffins! :D The work of Sir E. E. Evans-Pritchard was probably 75% of what I read while I was an anthro major, and I resonated with most of his theories on the “science” as a whole. He’s basically The Guy who got westerners to stop calling indigenous peoples “primitive.” Wikipedia has a decent article on him.
-Re: John’s SUV with the blue flames. There was definitely a jock at my high school who had a hideous, champagne colored SUV with blue flames it looked like someone had spray-painted on. I always though it looked like a giant squid had fixed itself to the front of the car.
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Tomorrow: Chapters 32-34!