Chapter 6 Summary
Nick and Hedge are 120 miles north of Abhorsen House. They are digging up opposing hemispheres with a crew of the dead, so if they get the two hemispheres too close together, there is a magnetic field that pulls the two hemispheres back together. Hedge is calling Nick Master. As the rain comes in, the group recognizes that it is some kind of magic that is summoning the rain. The rain also seems to adversely affect Nick, making him weak so that he has to be carried back to his shelter.
Chapter 6 Analysis
The two hemispheres are symbolic of the two types of magic—good and evil. The reason there is a magnetic force in between is when they stay together; one type of magic offsets the other, which creates balance. This is why the two hemispheres keep coming back together as Nick, Hedge and their crew try to separate the two....