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May 18, 2020 at 4:12 pm #48883Wingiby IggibyGuest
So, we have gone long enough without this topic. Peet/Artham is a Fan Favorite, including myself; and he needed his own place where we featherheads can discuss him all day every day.
I love Artham, and he has almost made me cry. I love his wings (in fact, had a dream last night that I had some and was flying around our neighborhood! Pure bliss!)!
Did anyone else notice how in book 4, when Arhtham is accompanying Gammon, Maraly, and Sara to Glipwood, he tells them about his socks and he seems quite proud of his “disguise?” I thought that so sweet! And how he said he would fight for the children in book 1?!
I’ve got to go, but I’ll be back for sure (with more ravings about my favorite character!)!
May 19, 2020 at 6:09 pm #48969Denali ChristiansonGuest
YES Wingiby! About time!!!! I need a place to rant about Artham P. Wingfeather!
Okay, so who else almost started crying when Artham went through the transformation? I was somewhere between screaming and sobbing out of joy when it happened. And then whenever he interacts with Janner, I just get this very pleasurable ache in my heart.
And who else noticed that Artham has an AMAZING sense of humor? In the fourth book when he and Gammon are searching for Maraly, he throws out some hilarious, subtle quips!
I LOVE ARTHAM!!!!!!
Throne Warden in Christ,
May 19, 2020 at 6:28 pm #48978Wingiby IggibyGuest
I am afraid that I am a rather stoic reader, but yes, The Transformation is one of my favorite chapters!!!!!! And yeah, his humor! I can’t remember too much, because I am afraid I guzzled the books (I am re-reading them to my sister, though. I have too, otherwise I would go insane for lack of Wingfeatherness in my life!). I love Artham!!!!! My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE CHARACTER!!!!!!!!!
I can’t get enough of him, and was so sad when I realized he hardly got a single part in The Monster in the Hollows. 🙁 I raced through the book partly because I wanted to hear more about him.
May 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm #49027Denali ChristiansonGuest
Same here!!!! Okay, so admittedly, I am the most stoic person in general. I never ever cry about ANYTHING! Ever. But the Wingfeather Saga has brought me thisclose to crying about a hundred times – and it gets worse every time I read it! That’s saying a lot because the most emotional scenes in most books just make me awkward. Oh well…
I totally didn’t have a good handle on Artham the first time I read the series, but I immediately knew I loved him. Then I read it the second time, and it was amazing how much stuck out to me! I have now read the books I think 7 times through, and Artham just gives me the chills every time. In a good way, of course! 🙂
May 20, 2020 at 1:37 pm #49030Wingiby IggibyGuest
I feel sorta awkward because the only character’s death that got my close to crying was Nugget. I don’t know why, but maybe it’s because I raced through the others in book 4 to figure out what would happen. And with Esben I didn’t get “know him very well,” so maybe that’s part of it. But yeah, I’m a terribly un-emotional reader!
When I read On the Edge, Peet just stood out to me. He was funny, but also mysterious and my heart broke for him. He is so loyal to his family, and hardly thinks of himself. Just a great character, and I can’t wait to see him on the screen!
May 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm #49080Denali ChristiansonGuest
Same here! Okay, I honestly didn’t have much of a problem with crying when Nugget died until I heard AP read it. Then I was sitting in the corner trying not to sob. He read it with so much feeling! I’m gonna be a mess when he reads the end of the third book…
Okay, with On the Edge, I was immediately attached to Peet when he was chanting Wings and Dings and Purple things. After that, I just loved him!
May 22, 2020 at 9:38 pm #49217Wingiby IggibyGuest
Does anybody have an answer as to why A.P. made Artham leave the Green Hollows? I know the Hollowsfolk thought he was a Cloven, but they could have let him stay like Kalmar. I wonder how the story could have turned out with him there, he could have done a lot during the war with the Bat Fangs.
But yeah, I know. Skree. He helped there – its just so hard! I wonder if things might have gone a bit differently had he stayed in Dang. Has anyone else thought of this?
May 24, 2020 at 4:21 pm #49254Denali ChristiansonGuest
That part nearly made me cry (which again is saying a ton)! I guess it was because Kalmar was on trial AND Nia vouched for him. Nobody did that for Artham. Besides, nobody had ever seen Kalmar go mad before. They saw Artham lose it, and it was all they could take. They were terrified of the cloven, so when they found out he was one, I guess the just couldn’t handle it…
And it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if he had stayed in the Hollows. However, I love all the stuff that happened with him back in Skree!
May 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm #49281Wingiby IggibyGuest
Yes, that is a point, and I guess Kalmar and Janner had to go to Throg; and Artham probably would have stopped them. But still!!!!!!!!
At least he was a help in Skree. Let me dry my eyes.
May 27, 2020 at 3:28 pm #49374Wingiby IggibyGuest
I am re-reading The Monster in the Hollows for the second time, and when I got to the part where they all sat down to eat in the inn (minus Kalmar); Artham ate too. But how? If he did, it would show his talons. Did he wear gloves or what? Did anyone else notice this? Because now I am perplexed.
May 28, 2020 at 3:35 pm #49412JazzyfreshGuest
Good question. Hmmmmm, no one else was in the room when he was there, and I think the waitress was in the other room.
May 28, 2020 at 3:48 pm #49414Wingiby IggibyGuest
But I think that there were Hollowsfolk eating in the Inn too, right?
May 30, 2020 at 2:35 pm #49503Denali ChristiansonGuest
Good question…maybe he held the spoon in such a way that it looked like the talon was just his hand in shadows? Plus, I don’t think anybody’s gonna be staring at a guy’s hands while he eats his pumpkin soup…
June 6, 2020 at 3:15 pm #49989JazzyfreshGuest
Ha! Your right.
I thought all the Hollows folk ran from kalmar, … but wait … Kalmar wasn’t with them that time. Hmmmmmm, I’m clueless.
June 7, 2020 at 1:44 pm #50031Wingiby IggibyGuest
Yeah, that makes sense.
And do you guys ever wish for something you could never have, that money could never buy?
I want wings, because that would be so cool and awesome! But alas, it can never be. 🙁
June 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm #50137Wingiby IggibyGuest
Artham the hawkman — or is he? I have been asking myself this. There is no doubt that he is a birdman, but of what kind? Hawk or eagle? I just really want to know!
Here is what I know:
Color: Artham has white hair, clearly a bald-eagle trait; but his skin is reddish. Hawks have red tail feathers, but not other feathers.
Wings: they are gray with white speckles and red eyelets. I don’t know of a bird like that.
Talons: all birds of prey have these (so far as I know…). They don’t tell us much.
Eyesight: Bald-eagles have the best eyesight, 3 to 8 times stronger than that of the average human. Hawks, falcons, and robins have very good eyesight as well.
So I don’t know. The hair is really what threw me off, because all the rest seems to be pointing hawk, and in North! Or Be Eaten the Grey Fang told Artham (Chapter 51): “What was it, a hawk? An eagle?”
So we know Aerwiar has both eagles and hawks. And snickbuzzards, but we won’t even consider those disgusting things. I don’t have the kindle with me at the moment, or I would look at The Monster in the Hollows, when Artham’s grief is revealed. I do believe it mentioned what bird was in the cage hanging next to him in Throg; so this debate may be for nothing. 😀
But what do y’all think?
June 29, 2020 at 9:30 am #50612Kylie WingfeatherGuest
It was a hawk.
June 30, 2020 at 12:32 pm #50658Wingiby IggibyGuest
Thank you! I guess I just like theorizing and am too lazy to look things up. Welcome to my life. Anyhow, maybe hawks in Aerwiar have white heads? 😛
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