Sariel's Insights & Observations
They may not be deeply profound, but here they are...
(or will be, as I have them!)
last update 10/23/98
Last time I read Moreta I realized something
that passed me by on previous readings. When Moreta (and the gang) jump ahead in
time to collect needlethorn, she gets very light-headed and dizzy. I used to always
think this was just due to going between times, but a much more logical explanation has
In the future into which Moreta jumps, there is no Orlith (not because Orlith didn't come
with, but because she dies before this time). Moreta is cut off from Orlith's mind,
effectively rendering her dragonless; she experiences the typical disorientation and loss
felt by other dragonless people. I'm impressed that Anne remembered that Moreta should react this way--since I didn't think
of it the first ?? times I read the book!