The Wild Power prophecies.


Three prophecies have appeared in the Night World series concerning the Wild Power children. Below are those prophecies and my explanations of their meanings.

The first prophecy is a statement of facts:

‘Four to stand between the light and the shadow. Four of blue fire, power in their blood. Born in the year of the blind Maiden’s vision; Four less one and darkness triumphs.’

The first sentence of this prophecy – ‘four to stand between the light and the shadow’ – states that only the Wild Powers can stop the darkness from taking over and destroying the world.

The second sentence – ‘four of blue fire, power in their blood’ – tells the Wild Powers have blue fire in their blood. This is what their Wild Power is. Blood must be run to evoke the blue fire.

The third sentence of this prophecy – ‘born in the year of the blind Maiden’s vision’ – means all the Wild Powers were born in the same year and since Aradia who is the maiden of the witches, is eighteen years old, the Wild Powers must all be seventeen.

The final sentence of this prophecy – ‘four less one and darkness triumphs’ – states a simple fact. All four Wild Powers must work together to stop the darkness from taking over.

It is therefore clear why Circle Daybreak and the Night World Council are playing tug of war. Circle Daybreak want humans to survive and to make this happen they need to convince all the Wild Power children to side with them. The Council need only one Wild Power – whether it be to convince them to work on their side or to kill them – to prevent humans from surviving.

The second prophecy describes each Wild Power:

‘One from the land of kings long forgotten; One from the hearth which still holds the spark; One from the Day World where two eyes are watching; One from the twilight to be one with the dark.’

The first sentence of this prophecy – ‘one from the land of kings long forgotten’ – describes Delos Redfern. Delos was the prince of an enclave known as Dark Kingdom which has been hidden from the rest of the world since it was founded. Delos was the second Wild Power to be discovered.

The second sentence of this prophecy – ‘one from the hearth which still holds the spark’ – is about Iliana Dominick. Iliana is a Hearth Woman – the ancient name for a Harman. Being a lost witch, Iliana had trouble working with her Wild Power until she was put under intense pressure. The prophecy held true though and Iliana found her spark. Iliana was discovered third.

The first Wild Power to be discovered is described in the third sentence of this prophecy – ‘one from the Day World where two eyes are watching’. Jez Redfern is half human, half vampire. This makes her part of both the human world and the Night World.

The fourth sentence of this prophecy – ‘one from the twilight to be one with the dark’ – describes the final Wild Power who will be found in the final Night World book titled Strange Fate. This prophecy may suggest that this Wild Power may join forces with the Night World. Or it could mean the Wild Power will be a human who becomes a Night Person thus becoming a part of the Night World. It could also mean the fourth Wild Power may be a human who falls in love with a Night Person. The last sentence of this prophecy can be interpreted in many ways but the only way to find out what it means is by reading Strange Fate when it is published.

The third prophecy that should be explained in Strange Fate:

‘In blue fire, the final darkness is banished. In blood, the final price is paid.’

The first sentence of this prophecy – ‘in blue fire, the final darkness is banished’ – obviously means that with blue fire the darkness can be stopped from destroying the human world.

The meaning of the second sentence of this prophecy – ‘in blood, the final price is paid’ – can be interpreted in many ways. The fact that the blue fire can only be evoked when the Wild Powers run their blood may be of significance to this sentence. Maggie Neely wonders in Black Dawn what the final price will be.

* Prophecies have been extracted from the Night World books which are copyright to L. J. Smith and her publishers.

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