[LMB] The Assassins of Thasalon - Chapter 5

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 24 13:51:28 BST 2021

We meet Iroki - he's a wonderful character. The powerful heart
of it all, and he's a still, calm centre.

And Alixtra gets the same kind of scene as Pen. Wonder if she's
going to do similar great things. Well, she'll do some kind of
great things.

And you just know, at this point, that they're going on a Methani-
hunt. They're the Bastard's weapons: loaded, aimed, and about
to be fired off on that long journey.

There's some lovely tiny moments in this chapter. Pen muses that
once the demon is gone, Alixtra can be taken out of the dungeon,
and she might even get a window in her cell. Being able to see the
sky for a few days is the greatest kindness he thinks is in store for her.

And Des is so brave!  She's determined to do better than curling up
and screaming when the god shows up. Apart from the terror of
being near a god, she's expecting to see an execution of an innocent
young demon (she sees the young ones as children, too - baby
demons.) So this will be nasty for her. But she's holding on.

This chapter is like the top of the roller-coaster; things are going to
start moving faster and faster. Probably with screaming.

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