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Nolan says that he hasn't (intentionally) included a religious subtext to the film, but that some of the imagery, and definitely the soundtrack are inspired by "religiosity" in general. “Yeah, sorry about that…,” Nolan smiled, knowing Del Toro was referring to his painful attempts to get his dream project off the ground. Yet Nolan was more than ...


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Mouse, as a Foo Dog, is a scion. In human terms in the Dresdenverse, that usually means half-mortal, half-supernatural, or some other mix like that. In this case, Mouse is a mix of a divine guardian spirit and a very large dog. If you want real world parallels, you can image-search foo dogs - they are the giant guardian statues in some Asian cultures, ...


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Frankly, I think it's just a quirk of the language, and it is much simpler (square brackets inserted to show how I personally parsed the text when reading it): Priest: Of course, he [Christ] died for their sins! Kurgan: That [the generic quality of willingness to risk/sacrifice for those you care about, which was the undoing of Christ, - AND which MacLeod ...


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This sounds like it could be C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet Perelandra That Hideous Strength The stories take place on Malacandra (Mars), Perelandra (Venus) and Earth, respectively. It's been a long time since I read these, but (with a refresher from Wikipedia [link above]), I believe that the first book discusses Earth's Fall; the ...


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A quick word of "god/Jim" about mouse Basically: Foo dogs gain strength based on what treshold they are set to guard. At that point in the story, Mouse is garding the Carpenter's home. You know, the place that's solid owned, lived in and guarded by a whole bunch of warrior angels... Major treshold = Major Foo dog


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So I have been searching for this book for many years now. I even came across this link a bit back in one of my searches and knew I wasn't crazy and dreaming up a book because you described the exact same scene that I remembered. Today I finally was able to figure out what the book was and the first thing I did was try to track down this post again so I ...


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This series is the Perimeter One Adventures by David Ward. You said: Looking for a late 90s middle grade Christian sci-fi book series... The books were all published in 1994 by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher in the United States. They focus on the members of the Graham family: Nathan and Millie, the parents, and Chris, Ryan, and Amie, their kids. ...


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People always seem to neglect this part when asking about Mouse (From Ghost Story): Uriel stood over us, smiling down, but said nothing. "Missed you, too, boy," I said. "Just . . . kind of stopping by to say good-bye." Mouse's tail stopped wagging. His big, doggy eyes regarded me very seriously, and then glanced at Uriel. "What has ...


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There is another salient point which has ignored, or simply left out. Dresden's fairy godmother, Lea, in Changes was threatened with death by Mouse. Her response was that Mouse was far from his base of power. Mouse then replied that he lives with a wizard so he cheats. Also in that exchange was the tidbit that Harry had not won Mouse, but that Mouse had won ...


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This is Firebird by Kathy Tyers. If you read it as a trilogy, the odds are that you read the second edition, which seems to have a slightly different summary in Wikipedia than the first edition: Firebird is a military pilot assigned to a risky venture to capture a Federate world outpost. Because she is a wastling, she is considered expendable. Leading her ...


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I realize this question is over a year old now, and DVK already gave a good answer. I have another viewpoint on this, however, so thought I'd post it as an alternate answer. To begin with, you have to understand Kurgan's character - he's far more intelligent than he appears, but he's also a complete sociopath with no empathy whatsoever for others, ...


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Possible Spoilers... if you didn't already know. Archleone can take on archangels and the like without really being too anxious because they have rules they absolutely have to obey or they could very well fall from grace. This very fact gives him a great deal of leverage. The knights of the cross also have rules to abide by or else their swords as well as ...


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This is a bit of a longshot, but some of your elements match Splendini! by Scott Pinzon. The main protagonist, Dave Scott, is a budding magician who styles himself as The Great Splendini, and one of the cores of the character is his Christian values. Sidekick is present with his friend AJ, who is a smart-alec in the same style as "Mouth" from The ...


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My guess? Nick sees Mouse as equal to them both (him and Anduriel) in one person. Or more precisely Anduriel sees true nature and power of Mouse and lets Nick know (same way Harry communicated with Lasciel's Shadow, probably). Thus definitely someone to be afraid of. And what would that power be? Uriel can act only in response to direct attack from ...


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It always seemed to me like Anduriel was the one recoiling from Mouse in that scene, and Nick was unsettled because of Anduriel's reaction. The thing that separates Mouse from Uriel, and Mab (and others) is that Mab WILL act in accordance to her nature, and Uriel WILL not choose to become a fallen. Anduriel (and Nick) know the rules for these encounters, ...


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Some of the demon characters are based on the Ars Goetia demons from the Lesser Key of Solomon (Lemegeton), but Barlowe puts his own spin on them.


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