One going bad, one going mad.
Norrell's mean streak comes to the fore. How do you stop the publication of a book to rival your own? You make every copy of it disappear. This is after he has read it of course and is moved to tears by how fantastic it is. He is now at the point of no return. He is going after Strange to stop the unleashing of the things that he wouldn’t tell anyone about...
Then he threatens the imprisoned Drawlight with magical torment if he doesn't find Strange.
What a nice chap...
On the mad front, we're in Venice, where Strange is on the run and acting out his plan to summon a fairy by making himself insane. He runs into the Greysteels, Flora and James, daughter and father, who have been visiting an acquaintance of the crazy cat lady persuasion.
Flora is captivated by magic, Strange by the madness that they describe in their tale of the “indisposed” Mrs Delgado.
Strange takes it upon himself to do...Read more