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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Castle Waiting
Castle Waiting
Jain is Beauty from "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Her father is a merchant and she has two sisters: one is into intelligence and the other into beauty. In the original story of Beauty and the Beast, Beauty's father is a merchant who loses all his money. And one of her sisters marries a man who is intelligent, and the other marries a man who is beautiful. Add this with the fact that Jain had a child with a Leshy/Beast and it seems logical.
    • Another WMG growing out of this: Pin's father and Jain's abusive husband are the same person - the curse was more complicated than it was in the original story and he oscillates between being physically monstrous but good and being a handsome human but evil.
      • Highfives for Everyone!
      • What about this line from book one where Jain says that Pindar's father is dead and that her husband wouldn't want to know she has a baby? However this guess would explain 1) Why the hammerlings didn't find him (e.g. maybe meeting him in human form but having a bout of Genre Blindness) 2) Chess hinting that she had some kind of legitimate wedding with him under another name ; if he's just another form of her husband, it would make sense to marry both serpately yet legitimately.
Henry's son is actually alive
  • And is the frog from the "Frog Prince" story. At the end of that story, a footnote character, Iron Henry, loses the mental bands around his heart when he finds the Frog Prince has been returned as a human. And all we know about Henry's son is that he was lost to an enchantment.
The Castle Waiting 'Verse exists in the same world as Amulet
  • There are a lot of references to our world- French Culture, the Black Plague and real books, for example, but at the same time there are things like talking animals, elves (or Leshies) and magic. The Amulet world- Alledia- is a parallel earth. It also has talking animals, references to the real world, magic and elves. My theory is that the castle waiting verse is Alledia, but in a Medieval period, not present day.
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