TomasG Posted November 22, 2010 Report Share Posted November 22, 2010 What is there to say about Chapter 42. My normal routine is to do a rapid read of a new Chapter, kind of hitting the highlights, then going back and doing a slower reread for the nitty gritty details. Not so with this chapter. If the purpose of the Gadhar demonstration in the arena in Imperalas was to show the fighting prowess of the Gadhar and to show just how deadly they really are, that goal was succeeded in spades. Multiple paragraphs: Gadhar enter the arena. Thrones enter the arena. Gadhar slaughter the Thrones. Interspersed with comments about the wildly cheering and ecstatic humans and the absolute disgust of Jamie and the Trio. The interesting part of the chapter is the conversation that takes place back in Nic's tent at the Gadhar bivouac area. “As you know, tomorrow we'll break camp. It will take most of the morning. We’ll eat one final meal in the mess tent and then, once everything’s secure, we’ll be taken to the military drop zone outside the city. By then I think it will be late afternoon. The same hov that brought us will be there to return us to Piropolis. The Kalorian told me there’d be a standard Kalorian crew there, loading the freight. He told me what to expect. We’re scheduled to lift off a short time before you and your friends begin your performance. Once we’re in the air, the plan begins.” Ignoring the exchange Nic continued, “When our mission to Stone Gate is finished we meet at Angel’s Fall." It seems obvious that the plan is to hijack the military transport (What happened to the human pilot and co-pilot? I doubt that Kalorians were allowed to pilot any transport, let alone a military one.) and use it to carry out the mission. The earlier part of the chapter, with the exception that the demonstration is part of the mainline of the story, at least to me, read like something that would be in an interlude. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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