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Chapters 11-20
« on: August 12, 2012, 08:39:41 AM »
And so, how are we finding it now?

Really love the darkness of Warden and his dark past. I think Polansky does a great job of keeping things dark and dangerous throughout the entire novel.

Things are still a bit murky and I'm not sure who is behind the summoning of this demon creature, but its appearance was pretty damned disgusting and blew the story wide open :)

There's certainly something about Wren... he is too willing to get involved and too able.
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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 02:46:15 PM »
I'm almost to 20, and I have to say the biggest mystery (for me) is not who is playing fast and loose with the Void, but instead why the Warden was booted from service to the Crown.  I'm pretty well invested, and kudos to Polansky for managing to have a central plot mystery and a "character" mystery that are equally engaging.  I agree with the poster in the prior thread that said the use of first-person narrative really complements the story.  It allows for steady, satisfying reveals without resorting to dumping. And the tone provides color and context that, perhaps, would be less effective in a third-person narrative. 

On a different note, I can't be the only one that gets bad vibes from Celia can I?

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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 09:27:22 PM »
I'm finished. I loved it. LOVED it.

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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 05:35:06 PM »
I have to say the biggest mystery (for me) is not who is playing fast and loose with the Void, but instead why the Warden was booted from service to the Crown. 

I totally agree... I think the mystery-mystery is pretty straightforward (at least, straight out of Polansky's noir influences... to second-guess the author a bit!), but Warden's background is the bit that really has me puzzled!

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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 12:42:10 AM »
Still captivating!  Yancey and the Old Man add interesting depths to the Warden's character, especially the Old Man. Polansky seems to be weaving a lot of careful threads that will come into play both now and in future books, I expect.  The Old Man gave me the shivers. I don't trust him any further than I could throw him. With him and the Blade and even Celia, there's lots of "Hmmmmmm...." in these chapters.

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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 10:08:47 PM »
Still captivating!  Yancey and the Old Man add interesting depths to the Warden's character, especially the Old Man. Polansky seems to be weaving a lot of careful threads that will come into play both now and in future books, I expect.  The Old Man gave me the shivers. I don't trust him any further than I could throw him. With him and the Blade and even Celia, there's lots of "Hmmmmmm...." in these chapters.

I love the Old Man. Not in a "what a nice guy", but, as you said... he gives me the shivers.

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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 02:13:22 PM »
Still captivating!  Yancey and the Old Man add interesting depths to the Warden's character, especially the Old Man. Polansky seems to be weaving a lot of careful threads that will come into play both now and in future books, I expect.  The Old Man gave me the shivers. I don't trust him any further than I could throw him. With him and the Blade and even Celia, there's lots of "Hmmmmmm...." in these chapters.

I love the Old Man. Not in a "what a nice guy", but, as you said... he gives me the shivers.

Definitely not someone you'd want for a boss!

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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 06:06:00 PM »
I hope there's more to Wren and Celia at the moment neither are doing any thing for me at this time, unlike the old man who i would like to see more off

i liked the scene where Warden and Guiscard go to meet Marieke where Warden laughs at her
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Re: Chapters 11-20
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 11:00:23 PM »
I am surprised by the adoration everyone had for this.  It's so generic that it hurts.  I am reading it in a bad New York gumball accent now.
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