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Annotation Elantris 59-1

Annotation Elantris 59-1 Chapter Fifty-Nine Part One I think I’ve noted that my viewpoints tend to speed up as I approach the endings of books. Well, ELANTRIS is a perfect example. We’re hopping viewpoints like a crazed body-snatcher. At the risk of sounding redundant, I did this to increase pacing and tension. Quick-rotating viewpoints give…

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Annotation Elantris 58-4

Annotation Elantris 58-4 Chapter Fifty Eight Part Four I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but this chapter forms a mini-triad of its own. It shows all three characters in their traditional rotation. It’s something fun I decided to, playing with my own format. The idea was to give an unconscious sense of urgency to…

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Annotation Elantris 58-3

Annotation Elantris 58-3 Chapter Fifty-Eight Part Three KIIN’S BACKGROUND So, call me melodramatic, but I think the Kiin surprise is one of my favorite in the novel. I’ve been foreshadowing this one from almost the beginning. And while it isn’t a major part of the plot, it does suddenly explain a lot about Kiin’s character.…

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Annotation Elantris 58-2

Annotation Elantris 58-2 Chapter Fifty-Eight Part Two I don’t know if you remember or not, but there was some small confusion on Raoden’s part earlier about who Sarene was getting to bring supply shipments into Elantris. They always came and left at night, and didn’t want anybody there to greet them. I realize we haven’t…

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Annotation Elantris 58-1

Annotation Elantris 58-1 Chapter Fifty-Eight–part one At least you can’t say that I didn’t warn you about the Avalanche. Okay, so I’m a prude. I’ll admit that. I like my characters to be married before they have sex. Besides, Sarene is right–she deserves a wedding. She’s waited since chapter two to have her big, princess’s…

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Annotation Elantris Chapter 57

Annotation Elantris Chapter 57 Chapter Fifty-Seven As I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t want Hrathen’s affection for Sarene to ever be overt in the book. He’s not a man of passions, and I think he would be very good at keeping his interest unacknowledged, even in his own thoughts. He has ‘learned to ignore’ the passions…

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Annotation Elantris Chapter 56

Annotation Elantris Chapter 56 Chapter Fifty-Six This chapter begins with an interesting scene. There’s already a bit of tension between Sarene and Raoden. Nothing big, of course–but I think it’s realistic. People don’t always agree. Loving someone doesn’t change the fact that you sometimes think what they’re doing is flat-out dumb. It does, however, tend…

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