|“||I am First of the Magi. I am the last authority and I say… I am righteous.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Ferro is increasingly losing her sanity, with the hand that held The Seed now possessed with an icy cold, that won't go away. In this state, she gets a visit from Bayaz, crowing over his victory against Khalul. Ferro tries to tell him of the voices she’s hearing from The Other Side, but he’s far too self-absorbed to really care. Nor for the fact that he put the world at risk, or all the death and destruction he caused.
That night, Ferro wakes to find her window open. When she gets up to close it, she sees a ragged figure in the room; Mamun, who has barely survived Bayaz' trap. He attacks, intent on eating her, but as an icy strength spreads through her body, Ferro crushes his skull in her bare hands; seemingly Ferro has been transformed in much the same way as the Maker’s daughter.
Her mind made up, Ferro jumps from the window to the ground far below. Then, with ice spreading beneath her feet, she runs across the moat, heading south to Gurkhul, to Uthman-ul-Dosht, to vengeance.1 The Demons in her head demand she get The Seed and free them, but she just ignores them; Ferro Maljinn has no master.2
Locations and Terms Edit
|Adua||The Union||The Seed||The Other Side||Gurkhul||Demons|
- A very Abercrombie happy ending. Ferro's dogged thirst for venegeance has always been the thing that defined her, and she got exactly everything she always wanted at the end of the series. Super demon powers, something to constantly annoy her and alot of blood to spill; I think its pretty much perfect for her. Ferro has always been a somewhat one-dimensional character, but this ending made me re-evaluate her, and grow to love her.
- Finally we have a character maybe powerful enough to maybe finally take Bayaz down, but we get this delicious line, “Perhaps then she would come back, and teach the First of the Magi the lesson that he deserved. The lesson that Tolomei meant to teach him. But then, liar or not, he had kept his word to her, in the end. He had given her the means of vengeance.”