I say immortality because I figured most people would be taken aback if I used nonbeingkilledliness again. LOL But to stay on point, there are several instances in which Barrons suggests that somethings, aka HIMSELF, are immortal in the true sense of the word: He can't die. Most immortals can live forever as long as they don't encounter a run in with their own personal kryptonite.
Many of us do believe Barrons was the beast at the end of Dreamfever, even though Karen will neither confirm or deny he was the beast at the end (or that he is dead). But I am in the camp that firmly believes he cannot die. I am compiling evidence to support my belief.
I know what you're thinking...OMG! VP is supporting a Barrons based theory. Um, yeah. Because it is staring me in the face and I am selfish enough to want Mac to be with Barrons in the end so V'lane will come sifting back to Savannah for me to comfort him until it is time for his book to come around and I will have to selflessly let him go....sigh. Buuuuut since I am sure I have a while before that happens....um, where were we? Oh, yes....
This gets repeated in Bloodfever as well. The thing is, Barrons knows almost everything. If he knows there is something that is IMPOSSIBLE to kill, it means there really is. And thus far, everything we have seen (well, not counting the Sinsar Dubh) has a known method to kill it. The fae can all be killed with the spear or the sword. So we are about to go into the final chapter of the story, and haven't seen what has been referred to as impossible to kill? Nope. Because it is Barrons! mwa ha ha!"Don't celebrate yet, Ms. Lane. Don't believe anything dead until you've burned it, poked around in its ashes, and then waited a day or two to see if anything rises from them."
"You're kidding. Some things are that hard to kill?"
"Some things, Ms. Lane," he said, beginning the second coat of my manicure, "are impossible to kill."
via happygirlieSomething nagged at me, something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It was a thing that I would stupidly fail to put my finger on until it was too late. Before long, I would understand that nothing had been what it seemed that night, and the reason Barrons had faced-off so coolly with the blood-sucking Master was because he’d gone in with the quiet assurance that, no matter what happened, he would walk out alive, and not because he had MallucÚ by the proverbial fiscal balls.
via happygirlieMalluce's inhuman yellow eyes narrowed. "Do you have a death wish, human?" He'd recovered quickly, his face was blank again, his voice once more controlled, so light and melodic it was nearly a verbal caress.
Barrons laughed again. "Might. Doubt you'll be helping me with it though."
Bloodfever"That's supposed to be a comfort?" I cried. "That it will be brief?"
"You underestimate the pricelessness of brevity Ms Lane."
I admit it could be Barrons being a smartass, but after hearing the sound of one of the beasts under the garage:"He's dying, you know." I meant the old man. He wanted the amulet to live. When we took it from him, it would be one more inadvertent death on my conscience.
"Good for him."
I don't always get Barrons' sense of humor, and sometimes I don't bother trying.
Without beginning or end. Alpha and Omega. Condemned=Punished. Zigor?Why was it making such a sound? It was darker than a wail of despair, emptier than a funeral dirge; it was the bleak, tortured baying of a thing beyond salvation, abandoned, lost, condemned to the agony of hell without beginning or end.
This is more Barrons-Beast theory but it is relevant to his incapability to die. Even though they both knew in this scene that Mac wouldn't stab him with the spear, he still told her to stab him with the spear to ease her mind. He knew the spear wouldn't do anything more than make him bleed on her. That's my theory, and I am sticking to it! LOLI studied him through narrowed eyes. "Maybe that's why the Shades don't eat you. They're not cannibals and you're full of their brethren. Maybe they don't like dark meat."
"So, stab me," he said softly.
I am in the midst of a reread/relistening of the books. I just started Faefever this morning. If you know of any from FF or DrF please post them and I will add them, or I will add them as I encounter them.V'lane: "Did he strike you, MacKayla? Say the word and I'll kill him."
"As if you could," said Barrons.
"Perhaps not. But I do enjoy thinking about it."