Merlin (with spoilers was RE: Ready for Merlin?

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Wed May 28 04:20:27 EDT 2003


>  > Another question then: are there other examples of characters (other
>>  than villains, obviously) using magic for ends which are essentially
>>  selfish, and how do they react?  Oh yes, Polly doing the spying just
>>  came to mind, and she's the first to say it was a terrible thing to
>>  do - other ones?
>Howl and his love charms spring to mind.

I was all set to agree that this was nicely analogous to Zinka's 
case, and then thought - hang on - Sophie actually does the love 
charms, doesn't she?

'This represents a downward trend into black arts which must surely 
cause you some motherly concern, Mrs. Pendragon.'   :-)


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