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The Wells Bequest: A Companion To The Grimm Legacy Review

So, I just finished reading The Wells Bequest: A Companion To The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman. You can find a summary of the book here. It seems to be a sequel to The Grimm Legacy. Personally, I liked the book. Like it’s predecessor of The Grimm Legacy, I think that the book is a good for a light read. However, I had two questions about the book. So, if you haven’t read the book, don’t go any further because I’m going to be revealing some spoilers. My first question: how is it that the main character of Leo is able to accept the idea of the objects and ideas from science fiction books are real? To me, based on how the character was described initially, he shouldn’t be able to accept the idea of science fiction ideas and objects were real. Anyway, my second question deals with Jaya going back to time in order to let Simon’s great, great, grandfather get onto the ship in order to make sure that Simon is born. In the book, after Leo and Jaya come back from meeting Nikolai Tesla and Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemens, everybody, except for Leo and Jaya, don’t remember who Simon was because Leo and Jaya had altered history so that Simon’s great, great grandfather didn’t make his ship. That in turn made it so that Simon was never born. So my question is after Jaya goes back in time to rectify that, how is it that everybody remembers him as if he wasn’t erased from history? Is it like every other time-traveling story where something happens that changes the course of history but is then changed back to how it was and everything goes back to how it was before?
The Wells Bequest

The Grimm Legacy Review

Well, I finished reading The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman about two to three weeks ago, but haven’t gotten around to doing the review until now. Anyway, for the most part, I liked the book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a relatively quick read. However, I had a few questions about the book. So, if you haven’t read the book, don’t go any further.

  • Why did Mr. Mauskopf choose Elizabeth? Was it because she chose to write about the Brothers Grimm?
  • Why does Aaron dislike Marc so much? Did Marc do or say something that offended Aaron that happened prior to the start of the book? Or was it just something about Marc that Aaron doesn’t like?
  • How is that Elizabeth, Marc, Aaron, and the other characters, can sense the potency of magic in the objects?
  • How did all of the items in the Grimm Collection as well as the other collections, like the Wells Bequest, get their magical potency? And what about the creatures like Griffin, Mr. Mauskopf’s pet “dog”, or the infamous bird? Were they animals that were enchanted by fairy godmother type character, humans who were turned into animals, animals that were created along the lines of Frankenstein’s creature and that eventually procreated?
  • How is that Elizabeth was able to take the information of learning about magic in stride?
  • Why did Wallace Stone do what he did? It couldn’t have all been for the money.
  • Why does Gloria Badwin as well as other collectors collect dolls that were formerly humans?
  • Is Elizabeth’s mother’s doll collection a collection much like Gloria Badwin’s?

The Grimm Legacy

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