Let’s return to the night of explosion, shall we? A third perspective is here, if only briefly, to bring us some insights we maybe didn’t have previously. Your comments and criticism are welcome as always. Enjoy!
I don’t believe that Neil will return in POV capacity. I do think he had something valuable to offer, but now that we have it, we don’t need him anymore.
We get our first glimpse of Trent, DK lieutenant. Except we don’t really see him. Neil isn’t really one for noting people’s appearances. He has an ear for sound, however. He connects a memory of his to what we can assume is Gray in the earlier stages of Earl’s “seduction,” and it’s not a happy connection. We hear Earl’s words. We hear the cry of a raven.
(This is why the songbird description in chapter one is problematic, by the by. Still not sure what to do with it, but it’s not like Gregg knows what birds are. Hohoho.)
What to say…
Oh, yes. Remember how in chapter five, the halberdiers were missing when Gray left the DK HQ? :)
I can say with confidence that this is the last new perspective for a long time. The next three chapters are written from perspectives we’ve already encountered.
I’m having a hard time thinking of much to say here… enjoy Neil and his simple techniques. Or don’t. I hope this chapter ties a few of the chaotic night’s events together, but if it doesn’t, or if it confuses them somehow, let me know. Also, one of my beta readers just didn’t like Neil. Thought he was too simple to provide anything. Obviously I don’t agree, but my mind could be changed by a consensus against the poor kid.