I don’t have a whole of time to do this blog, but I’m going to try to do as much as I possibly can. I’m going to elaborate on the situation with the I owl/cat thing that I was talking about earlier. If you’re one of my fans on Facebook, you already saw the status of this possibly. The appearance of this creature is directly linked to one of the witch sisters in the book.
Are you maybe asking, “who are the witch sisters?” Well, that’s exactly what I’m going to explain in this blog. I won’t explain a whole lot, because I don’t want to spoil too much. the witch sisters are, as you can probably guess, sisters. They are possibly one of the most overpowered set of characters in the series. Each controls a distinct element almost completely. How they control it has changed since the first draft, but they’re still immensely powerful and extremely dangerous. You do not want to be within five feet of the sisters with a nasty thought, unless you have some kind of a death wish. And most certainly, you do not want to be within the range of all three of them. They will murder you before you can take a breath, unless they decide that they like you. Pray that they like you.
Now, witches are a little bit different in this series. They are not human. Most of them were not human at any point. They are, in fact, a species created during the 500 year war, most of which were made from scratch. They aren’t as big of a fan of reproducing as humans are, so they tend to be solitary creatures. So, to see three witches in one place, as you will in the series, is very, very strange. But you’ll learn what this is all about when they appear in the series.
And, they don’t really do that cauldron thing. They may do a lot of weird things, but the cauldron thing is not one of them. Nor in the series do you have to have a contract with Satan in order to be a witch. This is mainly because there is nobody called Satan in the series, but they don’t do contracts with dark lords either, unless they’re really hellbent on destruction. Mostly, they just want to be left alone.
Most people leave them alone. But, as we’ll find out, some people do not leave them alone. And this is where their part of the story begins.
**NOTE: I am totally aware of the existence of real pagans who do witchcraft and such. I had a good friend who was pagan back in high school. I do not attempt to demean the religion with the witches’ portrayal in the series as non-human creatures. These are not in any way like earth’s witches. I am still heavily considering changing the name of the species so as to make a greater divide, but for now the term “witch” stays. If I change it, it will probably be to “mage”, but I am open to other suggestions.**