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HFQ Official Snippet #13

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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by runsforcelery   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:44 pm

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fallsfromtrees wrote:And what part of tantalizing snippets did you not understand?


Oh no, these are not tantalising snippets, the random, out of order snippets from LAMA before regular snippeting began, now those were tantalising snippets.

Think of Princess Irys' shooting lesson, or a certain inquisitor's death scene. No see what happens in 10 days there, it was 'wait for the book to come out'. That was proper tantalising. :twisted:

Oh, thanks for this and all the snippets RFC. I'll wait and wish you a Happy Christmas in my thank you for #14. :D



Well, if you think it's a good idea . . . . :twisted:

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Ahlvyn Khapahr looked Thirsk in the eye.

“I’m very sorry about this, My Lord,” he said quietly. “I’ve always deeply respected you.”

Thirsk looked back at him . . . and Khapahr squeezed the trigger.

The heavy bullet hammered the earl out of his chair in a crack of thunder.

:P


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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by Chief-CWH   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:54 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:
Well, if you think it's a good idea . . . . :twisted:

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Ahlvyn Khapahr looked Thirsk in the eye.

“I’m very sorry about this, My Lord,” he said quietly. “I’ve always deeply respected you.”

Thirsk looked back at him . . . and Khapahr squeezed the trigger.

The heavy bullet hammered the earl out of his chair in a crack of thunder.

:P



Nice ending for Thirsk. I don't believe for a minute that is how he will die. But it is interesting one way he could be killed.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by runsforcelery   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:01 pm

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Chief-CWH wrote:
runsforcelery wrote:
Well, if you think it's a good idea . . . . :twisted:

________________________________________________

Ahlvyn Khapahr looked Thirsk in the eye.

“I’m very sorry about this, My Lord,” he said quietly. “I’ve always deeply respected you.”

Thirsk looked back at him . . . and Khapahr squeezed the trigger.

The heavy bullet hammered the earl out of his chair in a crack of thunder.

:P



Nice ending for Thirsk. I don't believe for a minute that is how he will die. But it is interesting one way he could be killed.



Ummm . . . this is a direct quote from the book, Chief-CWH.


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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by Chief-CWH   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:08 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:Ummm . . . this is a direct quote from the book, Chief-CWH.



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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by Graydon   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:11 pm

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Graydon wrote:[WILD hypothetical. Totally feral.]
The very next scene -- well, there'll be a bit more of this one, to make the coping failure obvious -- will be Nynian being woken up again. The returned archangels want to talk to her, and reassure her that what Merlin has said is true.

I was pretty much with you up to that last sentence... Presuming that they do come back in some form, why would that bunch of rogues want to reassure Nynian of anything???


If the returning archangels are from the Real-Schuler faction, they might well be on Shan-wei's side. I have so supposed in the hypothetical.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by phillies   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:37 pm

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Chief-CWH wrote:
runsforcelery wrote:
Well, if you think it's a good idea . . . . :twisted:

________________________________________________

Ahlvyn Khapahr looked Thirsk in the eye.

“I’m very sorry about this, My Lord,” he said quietly. “I’ve always deeply respected you.”

Thirsk looked back at him . . . and Khapahr squeezed the trigger.

The heavy bullet hammered the earl out of his chair in a crack of thunder.

:P



Nice ending for Thirsk. I don't believe for a minute that is how he will die. But it is interesting one way he could be killed.


runsforcelery wrote:Ummm . . . this is a direct quote from the book, Chief-CWH.


This is almost as unambiguous as the discussion of Merlin as being dead. Yes, Thirsk is...Oh, well. It's a shame.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by Starsaber   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:50 pm

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isaac_newton wrote:
fallsfromtrees wrote:And what part of tantalizing snippets did you not understand?


Just so long as they are not tart snippets! :-)

on a related note-I'm really really hoping that the final end of the series doesn't come down to a one page or even one chapter overview of 'how the gbaba came to a sticky but well deserved end'!! :(


Well, I wouldn't have a problem with it being a bit longer than one page, but I hope it's no longer than the part of OAR before Nimue wakes up in the cave. I see the Gbaba as just a necessary bit of backstory to set up what's happening on Safehold and why, not an important plot point to be resolved.
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by dan92677   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:53 pm

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Now THAT'S what I call a revelation!!!!!

Thanks, rfc!

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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by tootall   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:07 pm

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runsforcelery :twisted:


Well, if you think it's a good idea . . . . :twisted:

________________________________________________

Ahlvyn Khapahr looked Thirsk in the eye.

“I’m very sorry about this, My Lord,” he said quietly. “I’ve always deeply respected you.”

Thirsk looked back at him . . . and Khapahr squeezed the trigger.

The heavy bullet hammered the earl out of his chair in a crack of thunder.


This is sooo cool. (Khapahr is his chief of staff- and his friend)

How about a bullet resistant material test?

Thanks celery person !!
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Re: HFQ Official Snippet #13
Post by fallsfromtrees   » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:39 pm

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tootall wrote:runsforcelery :twisted:


Well, if you think it's a good idea . . . . :twisted:

________________________________________________

Ahlvyn Khapahr looked Thirsk in the eye.

“I’m very sorry about this, My Lord,” he said quietly. “I’ve always deeply respected you.”

Thirsk looked back at him . . . and Khapahr squeezed the trigger.

The heavy bullet hammered the earl out of his chair in a crack of thunder.


This is sooo cool. (Khapahr is his chief of staff- and his friend)

How about a bullet resistant material test?

Thanks celery person !!

What we know from this snippet is that Thirsk was shot. We do NOT know that he was killed. The bullet hammered the Earl out of his chair, which implies a body shot. Therefore, he might have been wearing a bullet proof vest under his tunic. He might have been provided "ballistic undies" by Merlin in anticipation of this event. It may be part of a setup in order to make Thirsk disappear from the Inquistion's purview, as a way of getting his family out from under. This latter implies that Khapahr is doing this as a friend to help evade the Inquisition. We just don't know, and I suspect will not find out until the book actually comes out - nearly a year from now.Arrgh the agony of waiting.
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