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Maida and Zia are ancient crow Corbae and among the First People who appear to be two identical girls of indeterminate age. Despite people's numerous assumptions, they are not twins (nor even sisters; they each maintain that they are merely friends). ~ Newford Wiki / The Crow Girls
While The Rookery's only human resident, Rory Crowther thinks they are simply incorrigible, mischievous neighborhood tomboys who play coy about where they actually live, the other Corbae in the house know the truth: Maida and Zia really do live in the old elm tree in The Rookery's backyard. ~ Newford Wiki / The Crow Girls
Personality and CharacterEdit
Their demeanor and attitude can be hard for the strictly logical thinker to reconcile with the idea of their eternal presence, but Jack Daw explains in Someplace To Be Flying that the Crow Girls deal with living forever by existing purely in what he descibes as "Zen time," experiencing life in an ever-present "now," not dwelling on the past nor worrying about the future. As a result, the Crow Girls maintain a childlike innocence and sense of adventure. This also leaves them prone to boredom, however, resulting in them finding diversions that can get on the nerves of more practical people. ~ Newford Wiki / The Crow Girls
appear to be two identical girls of indeterminate age (guessed anywhere from fourteen years old, to early 20's).
- Live in the huge Elm tree in the backyard of the Rookery. ~ reference link: Newford Wiki / The Crow Girls
- Cuckoos: "The cuckoo is a pretty bird, he sings as he flies. He sucks little bird's eggs, and then he just dies." — Rhyme sung by one of The Crow Girls after the death of Philippe Couteau
History / Background Edit
Connections (characters, places) Edit
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Events in the Series (spoilery area) Edit
Books / Stories Appear In Edit
- Someplace to Be Flying #8
- Moonlight and Vines #9 (collection) — "Crow Girls"
- Moonlight and Vines #9 (collection) — "Twa Corbies"
- The Onion Girl #11
- Tapping the Dream Tree #12 (collection)
- Make a Joyful Noise #17
- Old Man Crow #19
- Muse and Reverie #23
- The Very Best of Charles de Lint (collection)
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