[DWJ] Living in other series

Elizabeth Parks henx19 at gmail.com
Wed May 25 14:26:42 EDT 2011

Cat actually -did- die being born.  It says so specifically, and then one of
the apparitions is his baby life--remember, with the head so big it
shouldn't be walking?  So the other eight must have just died first, and
gotten to him in time to keep him from dying all the way.


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM, <jodel at aol.com> wrote:

> I just want to chime in and say that I have always regarded that baby
>> brother of Janet's as the Cat of her world...<<
> He was. He died at birth. And Cat almost did as well. But he did survive
> and appears to have been the only analog in that series to have done so.
> Which may have something to do with why he is a 9-lived enchanter. If he
> inherited all the magic from all the others.
> Of course it might not be that simple. We know that there *was* at least
> one other Cat analog, but the others may not have ever existed at all. Much
> like the way that some of the Gwendolins are orphans, but not all of them.
> And since there have only been about 10 Chrestomancis so far, it isn't
> *that* astonishing that they have all been men. What is an equally
> intriguing possibility is that given the time involved, how do we know that
> there haven't been periods where there was more than one qualified
> candidate, and how was the decision made on who to appoint? And what
> happened to the others?
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