.Mortola. She so totally isn't in the movie and I didn't know who or what she was but that she was a very unpleasant person and malevolent.
Quite frankly, by the time I got to this section of the book, there was so much going on and I basically didn't want to stop reading to even do a weekly thing for the Book Club here!The burning of Elinor's books. That is just so sad. Although it is pointed at in the movie, this is somehow even worse. She has escaped, gone home and her home, her books, were desecrated.
Meggie's mother isn't shown so much in the book as in the movie, not such an active participant of the story. I like that, in the movie, the scenario is a different and that Dustfinger wants to go home to be with his family.
The use of Elvish! For a secret code! That is so great.
So that is my write-up for Chapters 26-42 which is very sketchy I know, but the thing is, the whole story rolled like an avalanche after about the middle of the book for me and it's difficult to separate the parts of it into 'this' and 'that'.