Sunday, 8 July 2012
I've started reading "Talulla Rising"....
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A few posts ago I read "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan, and I wrote about it here and took part in the discussion panel on "The Readers" podcast. I'm now reading "Talulla Rising," the next in the trilogy, and I'm still finding the narrative compelling. However, there is something bugging me....
At the start of the second book, Talulla gives birth to twins who are also werewolves. Now Glen Duncan has already established that, once a person has been bitten and becomes a werewolf, they don't age. So does that mean that the twins will be forever babies?
Of course it's fiction and of course werewolves don't exist, but there is still a potential logical loophole there that is playing on my mind. If sure you can argue that all bets are off if a child is born of two werewolves - which might well be the way that Duncan will go with this, as there isn't really anywhere you can go with the characters if Lorcan and Zoe never get beyond the screaming and puking stage - but I can't put away this niggling idea. That's probably my OCD side manifesting.
If someone knows something I don't about the werewolf myth in literature that gives him a get-out clause on this, please let me know.