NOTE: I cannot stress enough that this post will be very VERY SPOILERY. Please do not read below the book cover if you haven't read The Scorpio Races.
Link to my NON-spoiler review of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Question: Do Sean and Puck get what they need?
When Sean is at the Scorpio Festival he has the following conversation with the mare goddess (Found on pgs 180-181):
"Sean Kendrick," she says, and the voice is throaty, barely human. I hear the sea in it. "Did you get your wish?"Later on in the book Sean and Puck have a conversation on the rocks after Tommy Falk's funeral (this is one of my FAVORITE scenes in of book). It is there that Sean finally makes his wish.
I cannot look away. "Yes. Many times over."
The voice again takes me by surprise. "Has it brought you happiness?"
The question is not one that I would normally consider. I'm not unhappy. Happiness isn't something this island yields easily; the ground is too rocky and the sun too parse for it to flourish. "Well enough."
Her fingers are tight, tight, tight on my jaw. I smell blood and I see, now, that fresh blood, soaked into the shirt, has dripped onto her hands.
"The ocean knows your name, Sean Kendrick," she says. "Make another wish."
She reaches up and smears the back of her hand across both my cheekbones.
Then the mare goddess turns away to follow the drummers, jus a woman in a dead horse's head. But there is something hollow inside me, and for the first time, winning doesn't' feel like enough.
Less serious questions:
1. Who was the mare goddess? Was it someone we met on the island?
2. What (if anything) was going on between Peg Gratton and Gabe? Maybe I read to much into their interactions but I kept thinking they were having an affair. Anyone else feel that way?