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Post your thoughts on this chapters here. ( Chapter Eighteen- Twenty Two)
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According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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After the marriage was cancelled, I think the narrative stalled a bit. The chyerti/bear/Frost plot had hovered in the background for so long, yet didn't move forward. None of the characters underwent any significant change in the middle part of the novel. And some of those annoying POV switches came back. But now the pace has picked back up (I just finished chapter 25) and we're focused more on Vasya (it has been her story from the start, of course, but now we spend more time directly with her). I will likely finish the whole book by tomorrow, as despite the above, I've been enjoying it throughout and tend to read several chapters once I sit down.

I predict a bittersweet ending of some sort; Vasya saves her village but is scorned by most of the villagers and is set apart from the world of humans. Anna will become an adversary of a new kind, possibly even converted to Bear's side -- their personalities seem to match. I think Konstantin will redeem himself somehow, though it will be on his own terms. He may even end up sharing the villagers' scorn, but he won't go so far as to 'join' Vasya's side, because it goes against too much of what he believes in. So I think he will end up leaving.

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Not much to add in this section. Still enjoying it through very readable.

Ouch

I see you Anna . But,Anna Ivanonva, there is little to see

Well it’s about time Dunya  gave the Talisman to Vasya

I liked this sentence from Frost

I come with the Snow , I come  when men are dying



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I agree with you guys. Not to talk much.

"There is little to see" How so true if the subject was himself..

The line affected me: "After all those silent years now you talk to me". He admits God never spoke to him and all his teachings and putting fear into people's heart is a self-appointed task.

I wonder how many people will still continue to believe in God if they are not feared by eternal punishment.
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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I kinda missed this stop and have finished the book now but yes, there was not much to add. I liked the slow build up of things getting worse and worse.

Well it’s about time Dunya  gave the Talisman to Vasya
This most of all.
"Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis." (Laplace)