Eileen’s story has coloured Jenny’s views on fiction too. Where Jenny had loved Lord of the Rings now she sees it as a potential warning to anyone foolish enough to get caught up in a magical world. It also gives her a cast list of unpleasant magical beings that might take it into their heads, or other suitable orifices, to come and visit her. These days Jenny reads far more non-fiction, British based history especially, as she likes things rooted in a world and country she knows. Eileen doesn’t blame Jennifer for taking this attitude but takes a different line. Eileen sees Lord of the Rings as a potential documentary - okay it didn’t happen on her world but she knows there are other magical worlds around. She sees the trilogy as advance information!
The Kingdom, despite its general loathing of humanity for warmongering and pollution, is developing sympathy for Jenny. They too see Eileen as having dropped her daughter in it. They also see the Queen trying to use Jenny for her own purposes. They don’t like it any more than Jenny does. It is some comfort to her that the magical realm doesn’t want her presence any more than she wants theirs. L’Evallier would like to do more to help Jenny. Funnily enough so does Melanbury but only because she loathes hybrids. Whilst not a pure blood maniac, she fears cross-breeds of any kind. In Jenny’s case, Melanbury has some cause to worry. Nobody is sure just how much magic Jenny is capable of - and that goes for Jenny herself.