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Annotation Elantris Chapter 48

Annotation Elantris Chapter 48 Chapter Forty-Eight Now we’re getting into the most heavily-edited chapters of the book. From here, if you’re curious about the Mad Prince version of the book, look in the ‘Deleted scenes’ section. For the rest of the annotations, just realize that what the Mad Prince once did, Telrii now does. There…

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Annotation Elantris Chapter 45

Annotation Elantris Chapter 45 Chapter Forty-Five I figured the rats metaphor in this chapter was appropriate. It seemed like the kind of connection that Hrathen would make–and it says something about him that he would think this way. He might be a sympathetic villain, and he might have some measure of nobility, but he isn’t…

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Annotation Elantris Chapter 44

Annotation Elantris Chapter 44 Chapter Forty-Four: Cutting the Mad Prince forced me to rewrite a bit of this chapter. As I mentioned, in the original draft, Raoden and Galladon saw Eton’s army crouching outside the city. At first, Sarene didn’t know what to make of this news. She decided it couldn’t be a Fjordell army–one…

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Annotation Elantris Chapter 43

Annotation Elantris Chapter 43 Chapter Forty-three So, in the original version of the book, Raoden and Galladon saw Eton’s army outside the city when they went up to the top of the wall. This shocked and concerned them, which is why they went searching for Sarene to get news about the outside world. More on…

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Annotation Elantris Chapter 42

Annotation Elantris Chapter 42 Chapter Forty-two Hum. I forgot how short many of these chapters got. Usually, I don’t let my chapters get this short in a book. I like longer chapters, and tend to be pretty stable in my chapter lengths. ELANTRIS, however, is an aberration. It has a good twenty chapters more than…

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Annotation Elantris Chapter 41

Annotation Elantris Chapter 41 Chapter Forty-One My biggest challenge in this chapter was to make it believable to a reader that the characters would accept Sarene as an Elantrian. The plotting of this section of the book relies on Sarene thinking that she’s actually been transformed–otherwise, she would try to escape, and I wouldn’t be…

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