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First few chapters of Cast in Flight can be viewed by "view inside" the book image on the harlequin web site's page for Cast in Flight :

 

http://www.harlequin...light&utm_term=


Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:12 PM


  • LocationA dry lakebed high in the mountains
All finished... anyone else?

Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:29 PM

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... And should we start a new thread for discussion, or just discuss here?

Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:49 PM

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  • LocationDeepest, Darkest, South of England

Finished the kindle version on the day, still waiting on my dead tree copy to actually arrive...

 

So now we know what a certain dragon has been spending time on... and who gets to start shipping the different dragons of the court after Helen's "The Emperor isn't really a good match for her.."?


Posted 29 October 2016 - 03:09 PM

"Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis"


  • LocationA dry lakebed high in the mountains

Finished the kindle version on the day, still waiting on my dead tree copy to actually arrive...
 
So now we know what a certain dragon has been spending time on... and who gets to start shipping the different dragons of the court after Helen's "The Emperor isn't really a good match for her.."?


Several other choices were also eliminated. I am thinking Emmerain. Specifically because he was not an option that was even considered, much less rejected. I also noticed that it was the only time Sanablis was mentioned in the entire book. Was he still recuperating or something?

It was interesting to consider Moran's backstory. It makes me wonder if that is similar to how Kaylin might have been forced to live if her marks were treated with the same level of respect. Like Belusdeo wants.

When they travelled to the West March, Teela had several dresses made for Kaylin, where did they all go? Why does she never seem to have a dress? Was the journey back harrowing enough that they got destroyed, or did Teela take them back for some reason? And while I am complaining about things just disappearing, what happened to the beaded hawk that Evanston made her?

Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:46 PM

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Did anyone's luggage actually make it to the West March, let along back to the city?

 

Kaylin's next visit to Tiamaris could be interesting.

 

I hope Grethan is learning fast.

 

At least her work with the midwives hasn't been lost.  Sometimes I forget how little time happens in the books between books, so to speak. 

 

Emmerian seems obvious now.  Too obvious?  There's no hurry, after all.  (I kind of wonder how they will manage if/when there are dragon eggs to hatch - where?  With what guards? What teachers?  There are so few dragons that we know of.  Hatchlings would be a great temptation to the dragon in/of Ravellon.)


Posted 05 November 2016 - 12:42 AM


  • LocationDeepest, Darkest, South of England

Heh, I just sat down and went through the series trying to nail down the time line and the passage of it between the books.

 

So if the story in each book roughly covers 2 days to a week, lets be generous and say 4 days on average (apart from the Peril/Sorrow combo that has about 7 weeks of travel time included) and as far as I could establish the following is the rough gaps between the books: 
CinShadow > 2-3 weeks > CinCourtlight > 2-3 weeks > CinSecret > 1 week > CinFury > 2-3 weeks > CinSilence > 1-2 weeks > CinChaos > day and a half > CinRuin > 10 days > CinPeril > no time > CinSorrow > 3-4 weeks > CinFlame > 3 weeks > CinHonor > 1 week? > CinFlight

 

So, again being generous, this means that the total time passed since Kaylin got sent back to the fiefs, re-met Severn, met Tiamaris for the first time and was marked by Nightshade is roughly 32 weeks. Just about half a year for everyone to adjust to all the changes.  You can see why that amount of world-changing events happening can get Teela and Tain to start questioning the validity of boredom.

 

Although at this rate, I would expect the Human Court to start having their own spies picking up certain details and asking questions about Kaylin being at the heart of so much, even with the Dragons and Baranni trying to keep their secrets. Politics after all is constantly going on....Especially after several near city destroying moments.


Posted 05 November 2016 - 01:36 PM

"Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis"


  • LocationA dry lakebed high in the mountains

Did anyone's luggage actually make it to the West March, let along back to the city?


At the end of CiSorrow

She rose and dressed, and this time, she took clothing from the pack leaning at a tilt against the far wall.


So it survived the journey there.

Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:58 PM

~@~ Aquilegia is the genus name of the columbine, my favorite flower. They look like they must have faries living nearby.~@~

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Fancy dresses in a pack?  oh dear.  Somehow I always felt sure Kaylin had sneaked her regular clothes in using the pack.  ;)

 

The Human Caste Court was referred to a couple of times as being nothing but merchants or some such, in different books; I wonder if its politics will grow more complicated at some point?


Posted 10 November 2016 - 03:09 AM


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Fancy dresses in a pack?  oh dear.  Somehow I always felt sure Kaylin had sneaked her regular clothes in using the pack.  ;)
 


Oh, I know. The very idea of putting court dresses in a knapsack makes the costumer in me shudder in horror. But, how else are they going to be transported? It hardly sounds like they travelled with large trunks and retinues of servants to take care of all the pesky details like creases in cloth. I just assumed that this is fantasy world magic silk, and along with being super strong, it is super light, even the beading and embroidery, and doesn't crease.

Some of their equipment was probably abandoned with Bertolle along with the horses and carriages and such. But I would imagine that they would retrieve it on the way back.

Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:12 PM

~@~ Aquilegia is the genus name of the columbine, my favorite flower. They look like they must have faries living nearby.~@~

~@~My avatar picture is from the painting A Place of Her Own, by James C Christensen.~@~


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Really I should go back and review that.  I had a vague idea that her things were being packed with Teela's, in a trunk on a carriage.  But they may have counted on the hospitality where they stayed taking care of any cleaning and mending and so on that needed to be done, rather than packing lots of stuff.


Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:46 AM





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