One Voice to Connect Them All
In the narrative, characters keep hearing a faint voice described as a baby’s cry or a kitten meowing. This cry has been experienced by all of the characters, but I will elaborate on three of them: Luther, Anwar and Shnorhk. Luther heard a kitten crying, Anwar heard a babies cry, Shnorhk thought it might be a baby bird. It is my belief that this voice, whoever or whatever it is, is reaching out to them, trying to connect or warn them in some way.
I believe that this voice is Cas talking through her orb. She is calling out for help and the voice is being transmitted through the air to those who are receptive to it. Do you think Cas is the voice of these cries? Could it be the narcons, who have been briefly mentioned? If not, who do you think it is?
On another thought, Cas may also have tried to contact the others through the use of media, like spamming the Ibrahaim’s phones and causing a bug in Anwar’s video game. There is also the strange black-ribboned-black-box app that Xanther has on her phone that is a forum where she can share or “parcel” thoughts and pictures with just friends or the whole world. This may be another way Cas tries (has tried?) to connect with Xanther. Are there any other ways Cas may try to contact other characters?
As I have finished the book, it has come to my attention that I now believe that these “voices” are the characters familiars trying to connect with them. The only one who truly heard the voice and responded to it was Xanther, and we now all know that her familiar is in the form of a strange (demonic, evil, and soul-sucking) cat. What form do you think the familiars will take for the other characters? We have heard mention of an owl already. Whose familiar is that?