(urth) note Re: Short Sun blog

Roy C. Lackey rclackey at stic.net
Mon Sep 27 12:33:04 PDT 2010

Nicholas Jost wrote:
> Why is it always assumed that Severian brought him back?  There
> is none of the mythic special effects around his contact with Typhon.
> However, there is a blood sacrifice and associated special effects
> when Little Sev dies.  On my reading I always assumed that the
> "magic" ring sucked down Little Sev's soul and used it to power
> the monster Typhon.  Its not like we don't have soul sucking
> monsters in these stories with meta-physic complications
> running around.  Little Sev dies and Typhoon rises.  The
> dragon done ate 'im.

Typhon had been revived before Little Sev died. That's how he knew Sev had
the Claw. He said he was watching when Sev tried to use it to bring back the


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