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Infinity: Chronicles of Nick What's Up With the Title?

By Sherrilyn Kenyon

What's Up With the Title?

Indiscriminately Infallible Individual

Infinity refers to the number of characters in this book. Sherrilyn Kenyon introduces so many players, many of them from other books she has written—a number that also approaches infinity.

Okay, we kid. This book does have over two or three dozen characters, each one a demon, demon hunter, vampire, werewolf, or other supernatural creature. It can be intimidating to keep track of all them. That's why we're here for you with our thorough character profiles.

Our capacity for shameless plugs is also infinite.

Anyway, the title is actually a reference to something Bubba says when he and the gang are preparing to storm the bad guys' stronghold. "To infinity" (16.215), he says. According to Bubba, it's something his dad used to say. Bubba must be Buzz Lightyear, Jr., right? Well, except that they're not going to infinity and beyond. Just infinity.

Quitters.

Bubba explains his family motto like this: "Which means you keep going and going no matter what happens or what obstacles you meet. Over, under, around, or through" (16.219). If that motto is on Bubba's family crest, then the crest must also feature the Energizer bunny. In other words, infinity stands for the lengths Nick and his friends are willing to go to fight for what they believe is right. They will never quit.

In the bigger scheme of things, Infinity could also stand for Nick's eventual power. We're often reminded of his capacity to become the most powerful being in the universe.

And, of course, we have to mention that this one-word title beginning with In- allows Kenyon to come up with similar titles in her Chronicles of Nick series to confuse readers. Subsequent books include Invincible, Inconclusive, Inferno, Intensity Indecipherable, and Instinct.

Two of those are not real titles in this series. Yes. Can you guess which ones?

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