[LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3

Margaret Dean margdean56 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 23:01:10 BST 2021

On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 12:19 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> So:  Chapter 3.
> It's curious that the salt-and-pepper shaker's powers never come into the
> story.  In the light of what we eventually learn about the pepper side's
> power, it's a little surprising that it doesn't seem to be involved in the
> disastrous conflict and its fallout.  Chekhov's Gun isn't a hard and fast
> principle, but never using an introduced element is an odd choice, even
> though it makes the story somewhat more realistic.

On the contrary, the test of the pepper side ends up handing the "good
guys" an important piece of information; since that's quite a few chapters
away, I won't specify right now.

--Margaret Dean
  <margdean56 at gmail.com>

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