I think that the Gales, or the good side in this story is going to need everyone they can get to defeat Raiden and his 27 living storms, which is the bad side in this story. pg.197.
Vane is trying really hard to warn his friend to get out of his town before the Stormers come.pg.306
i am surprised that Audra has agreed to release her mother from the maelstrom to help them save the Gales and the whole town from Raiden and his living storms. pg.342
I think that Audra breaking her bond with Vane in order to protect the Westerly language from Raiden is a very good example of the saying " desperate times call for desperate measures" pg.375-376
the author leaves a cliffhanger at the very end of the book.
Here is my theories and conclusions.
Theories and conclusions
Book: Let the storm break
Theory: Love is trust, trust is love
I think this is true because in the book, Vane trusted Audra with the Westerly language because he loved her and knows that she would do anything to protect the language from getting into Raiden’s hands. I can prove that because in the end of the book, Audra was kidnapped by Raiden and was forced to tell him the Westerly language, she broke the bond between her and Vane so that she no longer knows the language and that the language would be safe. When she broke their bond, Vane thought that Audra didn’t love him anymore. But he learned from her mother that she broke their bond in order to protect the language. He immediately started to plan on getting to where she was and rescue her.
When Audra needed to go on a mission on her own, Vane was reluctant to let her go alone, but he loved her enough to trust that she would come back safe because he knew that she would try her best to come back. At the beginning of the book, Audra needed to go on a mission on her own. Vane didn’t know how long until she comes back. But when Audra went on the mission, Vane could still feel their bond inside of them, which means that she was not hurt or dead. If Vane didn’t love Audra, he would’ve never trusted her.If he never trusted her, then she probably wouldn’t have gone on those missions. If she didn’t go on those missions, then she might not know the things that she now knows. If she didn’t know those things, then according to this book, it could a life or death situation. At the beginning of the book, Audra was not sure whether or not she should trust him and bond with him. Therefore, she didn’t love him at first. But then, as she became more and more used to who he is and his way of life as part of being his guardian, she was more sure that she could trust and by the end of the book, she decided that she loved him. If she didn’t trust him by the end of the book, then she never would’ve loved him. Then, the story would’ve turned out very differently.
Vane trusting and loving Audra also gives Vane the strength to fight in battle because knowing that Audra is of to send for help from her mom, he won’t have to worry about that and therefore he can focus on battling the enemies. I know that this sounds more like I’m persuading you that Vane loves/trusts Audra but that’s what I’m trying to prove, that this book can prove the theory that Love is trust and trust is Love. Audra loves Vane enough to see that he cares for her and will make the right choices. That is why her pang of jealousy for when he he slept with another girl for health issues quickly disappeared. There are no quotes to prove this because it is an overall theme in the book that it takes a lot of willpower to trust someone but it takes even more to love someone. The two main characters in the book have achieved both.
So far the book is confusing. It starts by saying that he was the king, but it did not say who he is the king of. I think he will be king of the winds or some kind of magical creature. (1)
Vane can't sleep anymore because Raiden-the evil warlord-is tormenting him in his dreams. He tortures Vane by showing morbid things about Audra suffering and getting hurt. (9)
Audra can feel if Vane's in danger because of their bond. She realizes that she has to save him. I think that she will find him and then she will have to fight for her life. (17)
Audra is feeling helpless. She is freaking out because the winds aren't responding to her calls. She needs to get home to Vane as quickly as possible before something bad happens to him. (The author didn't tell us yet. I think this is ambiguity because the author is leaving it out to make the reader want to read on.) (52)
Since Audra feels when Vane is in danger because of their bond, I think Vane is going to know that Raiden is near her and is about to hurt her. Also, I think that Vane is going to go and help her. (46)
Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She also regularly eats cupcakes for breakfast, sleeps with a bright blue stuffed elephant named Ella, and occasionally gets caught talking to imaginary people. So it was only natural for her to write stories for children. I think because of her personality, she is able to make the main characters, Vane and Audra, seem like everyday teenagers. (78)
The author writes the story in third person omniscient. She does this by switching off perspectives of Audra and Vane. (92)
Audra has lost all hope that she will make it out of the sea alive. Instead of thinking positive, she is filling her head with negative thoughts, (I'm lost at sea. This is the worst way for a sylph to die. Maybe I could say one last goodbye.) Since the book isn't over yet, I think that Audra will survive and will kill the sylph that did this to her. (100)
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