We are home from the tour. I see you guys have been busy. Let us begin. Spoilers below. Read at your own risk. 🙂
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Why didn’t Rogan levitate his vehicle over the children?
Because, as explained in Burn For Me, he can’t levitate people. His magic doesn’t work on biological threats and levitation requires specific mages. Had he tried to levitate the car with him and Nevada in it, he would’ve turned them both into human hamburger.
But earlier Rogan levitated a car to move it out of the monster’s way…
No, he didn’t. 🙂
“A car raced down Miriam Street and fishtailed, trying to avoid the potholes. Rogan waved his hand and the vehicle swerved left, out of the invisible apparition’s way.”
Andrews, Ilona. White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel (Kindle Locations 4874-4875). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
He nudged it, forcing it to turn.
Why didn’t Rogan use his magic in the cistern to break the walls and pummel the bad guy with it?
You guys read the book really fast, huh? 😉
After teleportation, Rogan and Nevada landed in the arcane circle. Had they tried to exit it, it would’ve knocked them unconscious. See Rogan POV for details on arcane circles. Had Rogan attempted to use telekinesis, nothing would’ve happened.
The boundary of the circle is where our physical reality meets the arcane realm, the ‘place’ where we reach to get swarms for swarmers, for example. It’s a small hole in our space. Nothing can penetrate the circle while the null space is active. You can stand on the street and lob grenades at Pierce, and they’ll just bounce off.”
Andrews, Ilona. Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel (p. 190). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
The pavement just outside Adam’s circle had turned dark and soft. He was melting the road. I jumped out of the car. Heat bathed me, blocking my way like a wall. A car door clanged as Mad Rogan leaped out of the vehicle. A metal pole holding up a streetlight snapped in half and flew like a spear toward Adam Pierce. The pole hit the circle and ricocheted, spinning back at us through the air. I gulped.
The pole reversed and punched the invisible boundary of Adam’s magic circle, grinding against it. Mad Rogan grimaced. The pole clattered to the pavement. “Null space,” he said. “Come on.”
Andrews, Ilona. Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel (p. 191). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
Rogan has two types of magic: his regular telekinesis and his supermove, which earned him all of his fun nicknames. Because arcane circle Howling drew created null space, Rogan’s telekinesis wouldn’t work. The null space cut them off from the rest of the reality.
Rogan stroked my back. The harsh expression on his face told me everything I needed to know. We were trapped. The inner boundary of our circle cut us off from the rest of the world and from David.
Andrews, Ilona. White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel (Kindle Locations 4974-4975). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
This left only the supermove, during which Rogan acts as a conduit between himself and Astral Realm. He can initiate the sequence, but he can’t control it, which is why in Burn For Me the following exchange takes place.
“Stop him!” the man screamed.
“He can’t be stopped,” the original woman howled over the roar of the falling buildings. “He can’t hear us or see us! We have to wait it out!”
Andrews, Ilona. Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel (pp. 50-51). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
He will literally go until his magical reserve is drained. He doesn’t even know it’s happening. Because of the special nature of this magic, the entirety of the circle no longer exists in our world.
When Rogan used the magic that made him the Butcher of Merida, it didn’t just generate a null field. It punched a hole in reality. Nothing could touch him within that circle, but his power would pierce straight through the rock and the campus above us. The first pulse of his magic would crumble the ground above us, and the next would trigger a collapse. Even if I managed to stop Rogan again, as I had done before, by the time we were done, the campus would be in ruins, partially buried, and the waters of Buffalo Bayou rushing into the depression would drown the survivors. We would survive. Nobody else would make it.
Andrews, Ilona. White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel (Kindle Locations 4960-4965). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
As David so eloquently explained, had Rogan used his superpower, he would’ve broken through David’s circle but also destroyed the college above them, killing thousands of students. Rogan sacrificed himself to save Nevada and everyone above the cistern.
Why do Bern and Leon have the last name Baylor?
They were legally adopted by Nevada’s father and mother.
What about bonding?
Bonding only occurs among animal mages.
Is there discrepancy in Augustine’s middle name?
But in Burn For Me Nevada sees a note marked ASM and says it’s Augustine Something Montgomery.
Nevada sucks at reading cursive and Augustine does deeply hate his middle name, so it’s not exactly the most legible scribble. 😛
How can EG (Evil Grandmother) remain member of the House Tremaine if she is the only Prime alive?
“Question!” Leon said. “If she is the only Prime, how can she still be a House?”
“Every time a new Prime is registered, the Office of Records checks to see if the family has two Primes,” Catalina said. “If there are two living Primes, the family is recertified as a House. They don’t take away the family’s rank until the last Prime alive at the last certification dies.”
Who is Caesar?
What does dual mean?
Dual is used to describe someone who has a secondary magical talent unrelated to his or her primary magic. Quite a few Primes are dual, like Rogan, for example. Usually the secondary talent is much weaker than primary one, but it’s considered to be a desirable trait.
What does Arabella’s magic–
Really, now. Wildfire is less than 60 days away.
Will there be more than three books?
It depends on sales. There was a significant break between the releases and paranormal/UF is in decline, so the deck is stacked against it. We’ll know next week, when the first sales numbers come in, if this series is alive or dead.
If the sales numbers suck and the publisher will not want more books, we will still write at least one more and self-publish. We won’t leave you hanging. 🙂 That’s all for now. Very tired.