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    Why is is that when the Darklings touch the living things in the forest they turn black, but when they touch Ana nothing happens?

    In the branches high above her head, the Forest Creatures cowered, helpless. The leaves that hid them, where the Darklings had brushed against the old oak were withering, mottled black.

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    Then, the entire swarm surrounded her, lifted her, and carried her from her home, high over Yorah and the trembling creatures, away over the dying Forest toward the grotto.
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    Agreed. Also, why are the darklings not turned to stone by the dust, but the Pickensrooters are careful not to touch it? I thought maybe the dust needed to be activated by the sun, but that doesn't work either. All very curious.
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    I left my book at work, but isn't there something in there where Rusful was teasing the darklings by not giving them the dust they craved to eat? Maybe that's what they eat???

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    The Darklings do eat the black dust. So, if Rusful makes the black dust, and Rusful is now dead.... what do the Darklings eat?

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    Whatever they ate before Rusful showed up among them. Early on in the book it said that the Darklings had always been arouund, although that is not a direct quote. I read someone thought they were flies. I thought that maybe thet were mosquitos.

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