I think that with the rate they seem to be growing, they are going to have to do something to change living arrangements. I dunno why I thought this...but I considered the idea that with the introduction of this new group of humans (and Burns) that some of that "swapping" was going to happen. We don't know anything about where these other humans have been living and so they may have more room? or access to a bigger space? Who knows... But Wanda did show them how to remove souls from humans, so they have the potential to have even more come to live with them. I think eventually space is going to become a problem.slightlyobsessed wrote: Okay, two new questions about potential sequels:
1) Do you foresee the community in the caves moving? Going to look for another, bigger place to call home? They're going to need more room soon, especially if the new humans we met at the end of The Host are going to stay with Jeb and his "family." We already saw them sort of scraping the edges of their home with the addition of Wanderer, so it kind of seems inevitable, right?
2) Do you think that there will be a big battle for Earth at the end of the series? Or do you think the humans and the Souls will be able to live peacefully together somehow? Souls don't fight, but many of them have found Earth to be more of a home than any of the other worlds they've ever visited (Wanderer for instance). Would they be willing to fight for that now? And if they all (humans and Souls) give peace a go, how would that work? Would Souls that are already on Earth be fine, but no new Souls are introduced? Unless, of course, Souls give birth and implant new Souls into their children, I suppose. And would humans be willing to put aside the urge for revenge against the Souls if it meant they no longer had to fear for their own lives?
Okay, that was more than two questions. Two general areas of discussion, I guess.
I also wonder if finding these new humans, and wanting to interact with them, with draw everyone into more danger because they are more likely to come and go from the caves more often?
I don't know if there is going to be a big battle. SM chose to end Breaking Dawn without any violence, so I don't know if she'll chose a peaceful ending for this series or if she goes a different way?? I think she has to end it with some sort of finality though. Either there is a battle or the souls (most of them with a few exceptions, like Wanda) agreeing to release the Earth and moving on. There are definitely lots of questions about how this ending could possibly take place but I am trusting SM to come up with amazing ending! She's blwon me away so far and I think she'll have some great plan I can't even fathom...lol.
I have one more question to add, though: Wanda showed the humans (her humans) how to remove souls. Do you think they share their secret with the newcomers? Do you think Burns gets upset with Wanda for sharing such a secret? Do you think the humans start going out and capturing their loved one to try and remove the souls now? (Like Kyle did.) (Sorry if these are repeat questions someone has already asked...I'm new and tried to scroll thru to see if anyone already asked about this but I didn't see it anywhere...)