In Spidersilk the novel, most of the characters have a connection to something from our own world, or from legends that many grew up hearing. Kara, for instance, plays a rather small part in the book. However, while browsing around I was able to dig up some information about a Norse legend. According to myth, there was Valkyrie named Kara who was known as the stormy one. This could explain Kara’s sassy attitude. Another interesting tid bit about this Valkyrie, is she was often seen in the form of the crow. Although in the novel, Kara has no connection with the Valkyrie legends, the shared name is rather interesting.