Thursday, September 20, 2012
My favorite parts of the book involved the times Diana was learning about her powers. I liked the image of the world consisting of threads of different colors between people and things, that bind us all together. And as usual, I like any mention of books, libraries and research. I liked the fact that royalty and nobility dabbled in scientific experiments, had their own laboratories, considered scientists valuable to their courts, even if they were mostly interested in immortality, the philosopher's stone, and alchemy. I also liked that Diana had to learn to talk 16th century English, and to dress appropriately too. I think that would be one of my hardest tasks, to manage to move around in those huge dresses.