I have to agree with all of you so far! It is truth that the story, in deed, got better!
First of all, I have to say that I’m very grateful that Sabriel finally got herself a companion.
I think the story pretty much needed that, and for me, the introduction Mogget made the story much better. I am still figuring out if I like him or not LOL, but I like the fact that he is presented as a cat, and truth is that he is also funny Still I would love to know more about him and his true identity.
Like Elizabeth, I found the wholeMogget situation
very interesting .To see how he transformed…I never expected that, and I have to agree that was a very interesting chapter, and I’m just so happy that we still have Mogget around.
Regarding the magic, I finally managed to understand it better, specially the charter marks. It seems like a more complex form of magic or at least more difficult to cast since it requires plenty of concentration and will. Thanks to this passages, I figured the magic better, and helped me to picture it better in my mind:“The Charter Marks felt clumsy and difficult in her head, as if she were trying to push a heavy weight on badly made rollers the, with a last effort, they came easily, flowing into her whistled notes”
And“It was an effort to call up the Charter Marks again, and whistle the spell to ease the wind, and turn it back to the east, but Sabriel managed to cast it”
Also, regarding magic, I liked the magic ring that transformed into a hoop, but still I would have liked more that it transforms into something Sabriel decides, and not automatically.
That would have given more strength to Sabriel’s character (like she doesn’t only receives the tool but she has to decide what to do with, what to transform it. Think about the wand, which more than a tool, the witch or wizard has to decide what spell to use, so, so far I like magic wands more!
Finally I’m also intrigued by Touchstone
. I think it was a good addition to the story.
Sorry for all the spoilers, but I couldn't help it. I'm liking the story!