(urth) The Claw

Gerry Quinn gerry at bindweed.com
Sun Jan 1 10:09:19 PST 2012

From: Jeff Wilson 

On 1/1/2012 10:55 AM, Gerry Quinn wrote:
> > Do we really know he is drawing on a power from Urth? That is how he
> > interprets it, but on what evidence? He doesn’t really feel the source,
> > or he would not first have checked the Claw.

> In the quote you just snipped, Sev says he checks the Claw to see if it 
> is glowing. It is several moments and paragraphs later (also snipped) 
> that he does the healing and feels the thrilling mojo.
So you’re saying that the Claw might have started to glow afterwards?  But he does indicate that there was already a glow apparently emanating from his eyes.
Does it matter anyway?  I think it’s clear that the Claw at most held a residual trace of Severian’s power. 
- Gerry Quinn
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