The Castle in the Clounds

  The castle in the clouds is where the upper class lives and no one from the middle or lower class has ever been inside until Rsiran.

Brusus and Rsiran where in a warehouse full of “goods” when police showed up and forced him and Brusus to fight off the police. during the fight Brusus had been stabbed. Josun does business with Brusus but is shady and goes behind his back and threatens to throw him and Rsiran under the bus if he doesn’t give all of the elaeavith a poison that will “temporarily” disable their abilities. Rsiran does this but instead of it disabling them it kills all of the elaeavith and Josun plans to blame Rsiran for all the murders and reveal Brusus, but Rsiran slides his knifes covered in poison and kills Josun while in the castle.

After Brusus is awake and he is a the tavern with all his lower town friends. Rsiran thinks about what his father said he would become and he was right. But doing all those things saved his friends in the end, and he can live with that. He comes to realize that maybe his dark ability, isn’t so dark after all.

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Rsiran’s Abilitys

In the book The Dark Ability, most people in the book have a certain ability that makes them unique. For example Brusus has a seeing ability that he can tell the future with but he also can insert his thoughts into other people to make it seem like that it was their own thoughts. Rsiran’s little sister can read minds so you she can tell if you lie or if your telling the truth.

Rsiran has a very rare and unique set of abilities. Rsiran for one has the rarest ability you can have and that is to slide,  in combination with this he can also “feel” the lorcith. Rsiran can sense where the lorcith is in the rocks of the mines and that’s why the other miners where stealing his large finds. Because he can slide and “feel” the ore he posses a strange hidden ability not only to slide himself, but to slide lorcith weapons by themselves. In junction with this he can slide to any of the weapons that he has made at any time.

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The Healer

Midway through the story Rsiaran is being injured by something or someone in the mines. He needs to find a healer so he slides back to lower town in search of one. He eventually finds his way to a beach where he blacks out and awakes on the table of a healers home.

Before Rsiran went to the mines he met a girl named Jessa who luckily found him passed out on the beach and brought him to this old wise woman who happens to be a healer.

this is very significant because Rsiaran is determined to control his ability to be attracted to lorcith and keeps on returning to the mines to be hurt again, in hopes that his father will accept him as his apprentice again in his smith. The healer explains that the great watcher gave him this ability, and to ignore it would be wrong. She proceeds to tell him to not ignore, but to grow his ability and that if his father doesn’t want him to use his gifts then he is not the right mentor for him.

This is one of the biggest turning points in the book because Rsiran was returning back to the mines so one day, his father would take him back. He takes her advice and doesn’t return to the mines because he no longer wants to return to his apprenticeship. After he slides to and from the mines and steals lorcith to forage more forbidden blades for one of his friends Brusus, who is like the father Rsiran never had.

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The Mines

Early in the book Rsiaran is an apprentice under his father as a black smith. there they forage different kinds of metal but above all Rsiaran is attracted to one in specific, Lorcith.

Rsiaran’s journeyman, which is like a worker in his dads smith encourages Rsiran to make something while his father is not at the shop to increase his skill to impress his father. Rsiran shuffles through some metal and decides on Lorcith. Little does he know this decision will change his life forever. He heats up the metal but when he goes to shape it, he looses control as if blueprints where embedded in his head, telling where to place his hammer on the metal and before he knows it he has a pair of lorcith daggers.

His dad arrives at the smith and finds his son holding two forged daggers of lorcith. Where Rsiaran lives, forging lorcith into weapons is forbidden. His dad sees no other choice other then to send Rsiaran to the minds until he can learn to control the lorcith and not let the lorcith control him.

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Later in the mines he will struggle with his attraction to lorcith which eventually “shapes” him through out the rest of the book. His father wanting him not to become a criminal seems to be his destiny, and no matter what he does early on in the book to prevent this Rsiran in the end has his destiny laid out.

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The Dark Ability summary

 The Dark Ability is one of the most interesting books that i have read. The main character, Rsiran, starts out as a smith under his father who holds him back. His dad believes that sliding and sensing lorcith is a forbidden ability only for thieves and killers, he gets in trouble smiting lorcith, and is sent to the mines never to return. There he mines lorcith but he cant control his urges and keeps finding large pieces of ore which is valuable to the other miners who keep stealing from Rsiran. He slides out many times injured by the mines to a healer and he ends up never returning. Rsiran knows some people who can keep him safe and they want to make some money with Raisin’s ability to make lorcith weapons and eventually learns his purpose and finds his full potential of his ability fighting along side his friends.

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