So I finished TWTTKH last night, and I was quite pleased. It was a fantastic read, and worthy of the Dark Tower series, for sure, say thankya.
I realize that Maerlyn just "is". Not necesarily good or evil.... white or black... just.... is. He almost reminds me of the Zodac character on Masters of the Universe, who was sort of god-like, yet not really "good" or "bad". He was known as a cosmic figure, known to aid both good and evil, when needed. A mysterious, rarely seen character in the Masters Of the Universe canon.
Anyhow, I digress..
I loved the ending of the Fairly Tale portion. How Maerlyn had been turned into a tyger by Big Red and put into a cage up by the Dogan. But I was kind of wondering..
1) Where did the feather, medicine bottle, and napkin come from? I assume they were taken from Maerlyn when he was taken from his cave, and put into the lock box to torment Maerlyn in his tyget form. Could be wrong though.
2) How did RF know that Tim would find the tyger? My idea is that RF lured Tim into the swamp, believing he would be killed by the dragon and crocs. But how did RF know that Tim would find the tyger at the Dogan, or did he know? The story made it seem like RF thought Tim would end up shooting the tyger.