Could Ikol turn to the good side and fall in love with Emily? They were kind of hinting that Ikol and Emily really got to know each other over the years. Also it is possible since he has you knw what since it is comfirmed that he is a male. Also he looked as if he douted the shadows for a complete second. And he clearly shows concern for Emily. In book 8 he clearly shows concern for Emily going corrupt. He might not know it now, but he clearly will in sometimeline fall to the good side. Maybe Emily could help him get over his fear of the shadows and destroy the shadows together. Also Ikol is kind of like Max in a way, Max turned so Ikol could too. I don't know just a theory.