Date: 12 Feb 2013 10:45 pm Title: Chapter 16 - On Wings of Song....
And so the mood changes, as you so masterfully push the flow of your writing to your will in how it should go. And yet, despite the mood changing, the urgency, the compelling nature of your writing is not lost. The heat of the moment is lost, but the great fear and the natural reaction of all they have gone through has hit in. The post action stress and concern is there. The fear for Hilda.
I love the way that Nell and Merlin make peace with each other. They may never be friends, but they are certainly allies. And Nell sees once again how Hilda's kind heart can influence others who did seem to act against them to look on them with favour.
I also like Merlin's honesty. He will do all he can for the three women to help them in the wake of the battle, but while he knows he cannot repay all they have already done for him, were Arther and co to need their help again he would still call on them. He may be sorry to put Hilda, Nell and Fidelma through even more, but the most important need to him will always be those belonging to the court he serves.
His insight into the differences between the way Nell, Hilda and Fidelma have taken the battle was also very telling. Hilda and Nell may well live in a battle now, but they don't experience the rough way of life Fidelma must be used to. Her culture is far more casually rough than the one they have grown up in. She wants something done, much of the time she has to do it. Hilda and Nell have been more accustomed to being protected from the nastier side of life, and have been cossetted far more - even if they are used to doing more for themselves than Merlin expected them to be.
Thank you for telling me my words are wise - I'll not attempt to judge on that score! However, you'll understand why I say I do need to be able to think so I can actually comment properly! ;-)
Thanks for taking the time to update once again.