Monday's Riddle foretold this week's fortune, opening up the topic of prophecy. Lizzy's review of The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox took us on a journey into another place, where a young girl finds her legacy amongst some fascinating creatures. Wednesday, we were predictably excited to be a part of the Spooktacular Book Giveaway Hop, and like the gypsy says, there could be a fortunate story in your future, so be sure to stop by for your chance to win some amazing books, plus a $10 gift card to Amazon.com. Friday, we will be hosting Victoria Simcox, author of The Magic Warble. It will be fun to learn a little more about the story behind her story, and we hope to see all of you there!
The idea of prophecy is so interesting- words that have been staged to fit a situation, but are, of course, completely subjective to the reader. This being the reason we find them so fascinating! After all, just the fact that you read them covers that part of the prophecy, right? It all depends on how you digest the meaning!
This week's top of the heap: Great prophets!
Here's one from the prophet, Nostradamus, that I find particularly spooky ; ) ~ F
Century IX Quatrain 36
A great King taken by the hands of a young man, Not far from Easter confusion knife thrust: Everlasting captive times what lightning on the top, When three brothers will wound each other and murder.
Lizzy: I love stories about prophecy, and I enjoy connecting the dots as the tale evolves. There have been many amazing books that include a prophecy, but the one that sticks out the most for me is Professor Trelawney's foretelling of Harry Potter's destiny. ~ L
- "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies ... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not ... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives ... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies ..."
- ~ Prophecy made to Albus Dumbledore by Sybill Trelawney