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Shinichi’s Great Reveal – ELENA

Finally, the last of the Shinichi’s Great Reveal posts (I think – who knows what will happen between now and the release of Midnight)…

[Original Shinichi’s Great Reveal]  [Shinichi’s Great Reveal – SAGE]

For Elena’s theories about Camelot:
Not much needs to be said, here are the excerpts from the book.

Page 1o8 Elena fell asleep in the bathtub and…
In her dream she was moving briskly. It was only half light, but she could tell somehow that she was skimming downward through deep gray mist. What worried her was that she seemed to be surrounded by arguing voices, and they were arguing about her.
“A second chance? I’ve spoken to her about it.”
“She won’t remember anything.”
It doesn’t matter whether she remembers.Everything will remain inside her, if unawakened.”
“It will germinate inside her… until the time is right.”
Elena had no ide what any of it meant.

Then, Page 214-5
Elena talking to Damon about where people go when they die and the different levels you can end up on…
Damon-   “More like Limbo, at least where we are.  Then there’s the other city, which may have been where you went on your ‘vacation’ to the afterlife. Here they just call it ‘The Other Side.’ But I can tell you two rumors I heard from my informants. There they call it the Celestial Court. And there, the sky is crystal blue and the sun is always rising.”
Elena –     “The Celestial Cort…” Elena forgot that she was speaking aloud. She knew instinctively that it was the queens-and-knights-and-sorceresses kind of court, not a court of law. It would be like Camelot. Just saying the words brought up an aching nostalgia, and — not memories, but tip-of-the-tongue feeling that memories were locked right behind a door. It was a door, however, that was securely locked, and all Elena could see through the keyhole were ranks of women like the Guardians, tall, golden-haired, and blue-eyed, and one — child sized among the grown women — who glanced up, and, piercingly, from a long way off, met Elena’s gaze directly.

That leads to the Guardians-
Some misc. Guardian mentions:

This Guardian was a tall woman with hair the color of Elena’s own – true gold – cut square at shoulder length…  Pg. 195
… The Guardian was staring at her with a puzzled look in her true blue eyes.  Pg. 196

When Elena runs to help the woman being whipped, she hears people whispering and something she picked up on was:
In fact with golden hair and those vivid blue eyes, she might even be a Guardian from the Other Side. Who knew –?  Pg. 220

This leaves us with Elena looking like a doppelgänger for a Guardian. She had a second chance and some weird wing powers came back with her but she can never remember anything about them until she desperately needs the. She also has a strong beacon of an aura. Looks to me like this one is not as hard to figure out. All we need now is for Elena to remember so we can have all of the pieces fit together nicely.

Any thoughts on Elena and her return from her “final” death? What do you think all of this Other Side talk will mean?


Shinichi’s Great Reveal – SAGE

NOTE: Apologies in advance, this is going to be long.  The reason – out of all of Shinichi’s ‘secrets’ the Sage question has been the one to bug me the most. There are so many little things in the book about him but when you look at them as a whole Sage is a big mystery. I happen to like his character a lot, there is something about him that is so compelling and he just makes you want to like him. I hope that I will continue to like him in the next book!

“And then there is the question of the true identity of Sage – good luck on your research there!”  Pg. 582

Shadow Souls

When we were introduced to the character of Sage, w knew very little of him other than he somehow knew Damon. And from there everything we learn about Sage leads to yet more questions about who he is and what his deal is. I swear there is more to him than he lets on. He always seems to know just a little more than he should and I’m pretty sure he is the only vampire who doesn’t ask questions. Even Stefan who you have to admit is constantly portrayed as this Saint of Vampires would stop and ask a question or two before getting involved with this group and their drama. But never Sage, he is always right there ready and willing to do all he can. Don’t get me wrong… if he really is just some heroic and kind vampire great. But how often in these books are vampires portrayed as kind and heroic to this extent? LJ Smith is big on the foreshadowing in her writing and something is undeniably off about Sage. So,what do we know about him so far?…  Here are the”facts” that we’ve been given for now: 

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Shinichi’s Great Reveal

At the end of Shadow Souls,chapter 42 leaves a lot of openings for the final book in The Return Series. I’m sure it was to help tie up some loose ends from the first two books in The Return Series but some new questions were also raised.

Let’s start of with all of the players in Shinichi’s little game:

Matt  *  Bonnie * Mrs. Flowers  *  Elena  *  Stefan  *  Damon  *  Meredith  *  Sage

And now, the ‘secrets’ revealed:

“Oh, yes, and the renegade. The Rebel’s rebel son. I wonder… what are you calling yourself this time? Cage? Rage? I wonder what these children will think when they learn who you really are?”  -Shinichi pg. 574

“Between you, all such close friends: do you know how many secrets there are? Of course Meredith is a mistress of secrecy, keeping her secrets from her friends all these years. You think you’ve already pumped her dry, but the best is yet to come. And then of course, there is Damon’s secret.”  -Shinichi pg. 576
(followed by…)
“Which if spoken of here and now means instant war.”  -Damon pg. 576

“And besides all that, I’m going to tell you what you’ve been hiding from your so-called friends. Just a few secrets, yes?”
“How about this one: One of yu has kept a secret all their life, and is doing so even now. One of you is a murderer – and I’m not speaking of a vampire, or a mercy killing or anything like that. And there is the question of the true identity of Sage – good luck on your research there! One of you has already had their memory erased – and I don’t mean Damon or Stefan. And what about the secret, stolen kiss? And then there is the question of what really happened the night of the motel, that it seems nobody but Elena can recall. You might ask her sometime about her theories about Camelot. And then –.”
  (And then Damon shuts him up with blessed bullets.)   -Shinichi pg. 582-3

A ton of groundwork was laid for the next installment (Midnight) in that one chapter alone. We have a decent idea of what to expect now but, who goes with what ‘secret’ Shinichi revealed while playing his game with the group?

*Elena and Camelot is a whole post in itself so that will be up soon.

*It’s known Meredith had a secret already (Her Grandfather was a survivor of a vampire attack – on Meredith’s birthday – and he didn’t fare so well mentally afterwards. The attacker was no less Klaus who, Changed Katherine. It’s often stated that Meredith is serious and although is always there for her friends she does keep things to herself. Maybe she is the murderer? She’s got the balls to do it…

* Damon’s secret – not even going there because the boy has lived many centuries and God knows what he has hidden in that stone rock soul of his. (And it seems Damon wants to keep it that way.) Theories anyone?

* That brings me to the motel. I’m sure Damon would love to know that one, Elena giving of herself freely and completely. Elena vowed not to tell ANYONE anything about it though until Damon himself remembered. What exactly was on those three diary pages she ripped up and flushed when she realized that he didn’t remember? You know it was more than was told in the book.

* As for Sage we are given more to go o in the book but is more helpful or confusing? Why does Shinichi call Sage a renegade or “The Rebel’s rebel son”… who is The Rebel?? I can go on more about Sage because this part of the mystery can end up being extremely important – who is Sage? I’ll post more on him later.

We still have:
*A secret someone has kept their whole life
*A murderer of the human kind
*A stolen kiss
*A person with their memories erased