Why is Tom's shadow so long? When is it going to be explained?
Tom's long moon-shadow is a sign that he is special. Alice and Bony Lizzie
noted and were disturbed by it in Book One. It is something he has
inherited from Mam; a prophecy; by the light of the moon his shadow is
longer than him and he will grow to fit it and will become the hunter of
the dark (if he survives - so it is really his potential).