Amber Kestner
Amber Kestner asked A.V. Dalcourt:

What is the idea behind Arcanum Mutatio?

A.V. Dalcourt Arcanum Mutatio explores the idea of self transformation. I use black magic to suggest that William is transforming himself into a flea, bat, and finally his ultimate transformation a demon.

I've always considered the idea of transformation as being physical and psychological; as such as William embraces his dark side he can spiritually tap into more dangerous transformations.

Of course that's the assumption I want readers to make. What's actually happening is William is basically possessing a creature and believing that he transformed into it. In his final transformation we are left wondering who is really in control: the beast or the boy.

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