I love Incendiary already so much but I'm also very confused about the whole "everybody jumped" concept, if everyone jumped why are their ages not matched to when they jumped? Am I looking at this too literally? Harry was talking about time making no sense but I'm still trying to understand it haha Is this the sequel to Hauntingly?
Okay. I’m about to attempt describing what Harry was doing after the epilogue in Hauntingly. Might be difficult and nonsensical. Here goes.
The way I picture it is that the process for rebirth is like landing in a floating river, one which is constantly flowing and in a continuous loop. Some souls who jump into it up being reborn quickly, but sometimes it takes longer. Time isn’t a straight line that obeys certain laws. Fate does what it wants.
Enter Harry, Master of Death, realizing that if he stays Master of Death, he’ll never be able to be with Tom. He can see his soul floating in this state between living and not. He tries to guide it back to life, with the idea that maybe he can un-become the MoD.
But if Tom is going to live again, Harry wants to give him the things he never had. He wants to give everyone the things they never had.
The explanation for their various age gaps is that there isn’t any, other than Harry having done his best to put the people whose souls want to be near each other near each other. This is the result of him trying to escape his lonely ‘destiny’ of Master of Death.
But Fate is fickle, and he’ll keep pricking his fingers on it.
(I hope this didn’t just make you more confused in the end)