[DWJ] Children of nine-lifed enchanters

Andrea Höst andreakhost at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 18:16:38 EST 2012

Interesting question!  But I think the opposite of your thought is
true - it's impossible for the children of nine-life enchanters to be
nine-lifed because there were not eight other potential counterparts
for them.  Because of the uniqueness of their parent, there was only
ever the potential for one of them.  So your final suggestion is the
correct one.

As for cats - they are forever unique unto themselves. :)

On 15 January 2012 10:05, Whaaa Meep <slug.bug.yellow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm writing as a longtime fan of Diana Wynne Jones's work, particularly
> Howl, Fire and Hemlock, and Hexwood, though I've only just discovered this
> mailing list. I've recently been rereading the Chrestomanci series, and
> have been seized by a need to know this: why aren't children of nine-lifed
> enchanters nine-lifers themselves? Surely if Christopher Chant doesn't have
> a counterpart on 12B, Roger and Julia can't either.


Andrea K Host
andreakhost at gmail.com


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