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Too much left unanswered.
on 26 May 2014
This was somewhat confusing, jumps to conclusions and leaves a lot unexplained.
Why has Salome got any special powers? Unlike her half brother she is the child of 2 normal, ordinary humans.
At the start of the book it explains that you need the medal to translate the chronicle, yet when Menina translates it she uses only a Latin phrasebook and her own knowledge of Spanish.
What has the painter got to do with anything?
Antiques change hands all the time, so why does Menina assume that 16th century Salome is her ancestor? We don't know what happened to the medal between the 16th and 21st centuries.
Why did the 2 people following her just stop?
Her ex pursued her to Spain, then stopped. Why? Did the author forget about him?
If wanting to hide the chronicle and it's contents, why commission paintings showing the stories in the chronicle?
This book didn't make much sense.
This is badly thought out and reads like it was written in a bit of a hurry to meet deadlines.