enemyofperfect

THE END/Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!



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    Tharkay makes it to Peking intact with the news of Napoleon’s imminent invasion of Russia. Which would be all well and good, except that Laurence isn’t very intact himself.

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    26 Nov 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 7

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    Ravus hears whispers as he shucks his field jacket. He tries not to pay them any mind but he suspects that he’s intended to overhear at least some of the remarks. Soft, and how’s he supposed to be in charge, and oughta be whipped - only that last really throws him. The rest he’s had said to his face before, but that’s new. He’s heard tell that the Army uses corporal punishment on its lower ranks, sometimes, but no one has ever dared to try it with him.

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    26 Nov 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 34

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    "Okay, okay, all right, look. I don't know how to use this thing, but it's—this is your whole schtick, right? Ancient magic stuff?"

    (Or: Diana and Harley win a fight and also accidentally form a semi-telepathic link, Harley kind of makes friends with the Justice League, and also there are a lot of feelings.)

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    11 Sep 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 18

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    When Grace's number comes up, Harold asks John to take her out of the city and keep her safe. On the road trip upstate, John and Grace must work around the secrets between them to stay alive.

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    23 May 2020

  5. Rec 9

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    This is the backstory for Martha Wells' one-off novel City of Bones.
    On the trade road from Kenniliar to Charisat, Sagai's caravan is beset by pirates, and he is captured. A lone krismen, Khat, rescues him. Several years later they are the co-stars of the novel, but this is the story she sketches out, of the prequel.

    "Sagai shook his head, smiling faintly at the memory. 'We did not have an easy time together. It was two days before Khat stopped pretending he couldn’t speak any recognizable language. He was willing to risk his life to free me simply because I was a prisoner of the pirate band he had chosen to harry, but he wanted nothing to do with me once I was liberated, and he wanted my help least of all. I think almost that he would have been perfectly happy to bleed to death in the Waste if only he could have done it in private, without an ignorant city dweller pestering him.'"
    City of Bones, ch. 8

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    02 Apr 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Full of creepy crawly desert creatures, cannibalism, and the overwhelming horror of someone who actually seems to want to help. I really do love Khat so much.