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Tag Archives: Gaining skills as the plot demands
Destined Chapters 8 & 9
Chapter 8 Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated by me. It turns out that you totally can survive being harpooned by a hit squad when they’re only as talented as the people who hired them. We’re still … Continue reading
Posted in House of Night, Recap, Spork Tagged Gaining skills as the plot demands, How Convenient, Talk talk talk 3 Comments
Burned Chapters 9 & 10
Chapter 9 Now over to Stark who’s interviewing himself for narrative purposes. For the second time in the entire series, we’re getting a point of view from a male character. I didn’t think much about it when it was Heath … Continue reading
Burned Chapters 7 & 8
Chapter 7 Even when the writing improves, i.e. when it shifts away from Zoey, PCK never manages to get too good. As we rejoin Stevie talking to Rephy and they’re going over things we already know. Like how Kalona’s body … Continue reading
Burned Chapters 3 & 4
Chapter 3 We join Stevie now who’s says she feels like “a big ol’ pile of poo”. Stevie now having adopted Zoey’s personal prohibition against swearing because she’s a fucking wuss. Though so far, this book is doing a great … Continue reading
Betrayed Chapter 29
We ended the last chapter with Zoey suddenly able to throw fireballs. At least that was the direction that PCK was pointing us. Zoey loses her concentration and the fire goes away as Stevie appears. She looks thin and pale … Continue reading
Posted in House of Night, Recap, Spork Tagged Gaining skills as the plot demands, Me am Dumb Hero, Talk talk talk 2 Comments
Inheritance Chapter 57
The last couple of chapters got me thinking about dragon eggs. Not about the physiology, that’s pointless when dealing in fantasy because the author’s answer will always just be “it’s magic”. I mean more about them and Gabby. Like, why … Continue reading
Posted in Inheritance, Recap, Spork Tagged Gaining skills as the plot demands, Plot roundabout, Slower 'n molasses 2 Comments
Maximum Ride Chapters 113-116
So Fang starts off the chapter by presenting a newspaper to Max. Good boy, Fang. Now go lay down on your bed. Go on, go lay down. Good Fang. I’m not sure if Jimmy is just old fashioned or if … Continue reading
Posted in Maximum Ride, Recap Tagged Bad Guys, Gaining skills as the plot demands, Talk talk talk 2 Comments
Maximum Ride Chapters 91 & 92
There’s got to be a certain point where you stop being surprised. I mean, after living with wings and the ability to fly, being chased by people that can morph and hearing voices in your head, isn’t there a point … Continue reading
Posted in Maximum Ride, Recap Tagged Gaining skills as the plot demands, Plot roundabout, Simple minds 3 Comments
Eragon Chapter Forty Three
So I’m still not convinced that Galbatorix isn’t a five year old playing at being king. We certainly don’t have any physical evidence as the audience. We never see or hear from him directly and he does extremely stupid things … Continue reading
Posted in Eragon, Recap Tagged All this Terrain, Gaining skills as the plot demands, Princess MacGuffin 4 Comments
Eragon Chapter Thirty One
This chapter is called ‘master of the blade’. Hmm, Eragon isn’t good enough to use a sword so what is Chris implying? I think it has something to do with tissues and sobbing in a corner while looking over erotic … Continue reading
Posted in Eragon, Recap Tagged Gaining skills as the plot demands, Perfectly useless, Poof! Magic 5 Comments