Emily’s Growth

3 Oct

Fair Warning – Spoilers for The Gordian Knot below.

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23 Responses to “Emily’s Growth”

  1. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    I’ve heard that the author’s ultimate nightmare is of “his characters finding him in a dark alley”. 👿

  2. Jack Hudler October 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    You evil b******** 😎

  3. Pyo October 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

    Is it just me or did something break the blog? Lots of white space. Everything very weird ^^;

  4. NORTON October 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

    I’D REPLY TO “Emily’s Growth ” BUT THE PAGE IS BLANK

  5. Jared October 3, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    It makes sense that Emily would be suffering from PTSD after all she’s been through crazy stuff. None stop since she got to the nameless world.

  6. Jared October 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

    It also makes sense that she doesn’t realize how powerful she is. Although, the thought she had about nuking the old bitty was awesome!! Lol

  7. Rhino October 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

    As a veteran, I understand PTSD, however, I have a frustrating time with the outright bullying she gets, so often from her elders. You explanation goes a long ways help understanding your viewpoint, which honestly, I had not considered. But, at some point, she must get fed up with more experienced and older people treating her like she is stupid. She has killed 4 necromancers and a mimic, and its well known, therefore the arrogant elders will at some point feel some trepidation with their insulting behavior when she kicks some ass. I hope to see some Void influence soon, its unclear that even he has shown such success in battle but nobody fails to show respect. I felt a bit let down by TGK, I didn’t see the action I long for and was a little bored with the drama. Still, very good book.

    • Jared October 4, 2017 at 12:06 am #

      She did have the desire to nuke Fulvia. LOL a bit of an over reaction, but if the allied lands think she’s dangerous after Hearts eye how will they feel when they realize she’s capable of an explosion the could obliterate entire cities.

      • Pyo October 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

        Should that even shock somebody? Necromaners are clearly capable of wiping out towns, Emily is clearly capable of defeating necromancers, thus, it should already be obvious she can do.

        I suppose they wouldn’t know she can do it with one spell like that, but I’m not sure that’s too relevant (well, the shock effect to morale is probably different 😉 )

  8. Paninoka October 8, 2017 at 3:13 am #

    Can someone tell me what happened with caleb and how many books until the series ends?? Thank you

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 8, 2017 at 3:22 am #

      Caleb and Emily are just friends now. It appears that Chris has about seven/eight books more to write in this series. He’s got (looks at snerk collar) a big ending planned that may take a trilogy to do justice to it.

      • Paninoka October 8, 2017 at 3:36 am #

        Just friends? Hum i havent actually read the book where they separate but i have a feeling theres more there….really? That many books?? Dammit i really hope it isnt a crappy ending really but i just have this felling thats exactly what s going to happen even when i read the books again i keep thinking how the hell is she still alive and hasnt been enslaved or seduced or kidnapped or assaulted or killed or even seduced by someone really can you explain that? Its a really awesome world that the author created but really violent and easy to be violent how is void protection that big of a deal?

      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 8, 2017 at 3:40 am #

        At the end of Fists Of Justice, Emily and Caleb “break up” but manage to remain friends.

      • Paninoka October 8, 2017 at 3:44 am #

        Well alright then i supose i will understand better when i read it but can you explain the rest? Because really i can explain it to myself but i think im just making excuses for the story

      • Pyo October 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

        Probably a mix of things?

        a) Plot armor. Look, it might sound bad, but it’s just normal in fiction. How many times does Honor survive her ship being blown up? It’s just the way it is.
        b) She’s usually surrounded by powerful people. You mostly can’t just go and kill her without triggering all the people around her.
        c) People still underestimate her, so they probably feel it’s nothing too urgent.
        d) Some probably think she’s more useful stirring up mayhem by herself than being made into some puppet.
        e) Emily is powerful and she has some protection, like that rune against subtle magic.
        f) Some behind the scenes manipulation, perhaps?

        + probably some other stuff.

        I kind of agree: it’s a world of magic, and if you really want to get rid of somebody, it should basically be impossible to stop them. The same holds true in real life, and there you don’t have an extra five billion ways to assassinate somebody.

        But humans are still humans and just because ie Gordian wants her out of school he wouldn’t go and kill her. So there don’t seem to me to be too many clear enemies, and I’m not sure any of them is fanatic enough to deliberately go directly for her throat and consequences be damned. Sorcerers can be patient, after all. They live long lives.

      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm #


        It is easier for a magician to kill another person (even another magician) than it is in our world.

        However, societies “frown” on people going around killing others so there would be consequences for somebody attempting to kill Emily.

        In theory, Master Grey could have killed Emily without the duel but he wasn’t willing to face the consequences of an “illegal” killing.

        While, there may have been social consequences for him if Master Grey won the duel, by arranging for Emily to challenge him Master Grey avoided the other consequences of murdering Emily.

      • Paninoka October 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

        Right! Thats exactly what i got from the story i really thouth i was making stuff up but i guess not and in the case of manipulation like enslavement and such the same principle aplies anyone who knows her would know something was wrong and she can t just desapear i really get all this and i know its fiction but this is such a complex and well made up world that its kind hard to accept that its basically respect that keeps her alive and im still in book 7 so she s still so naive but okay its still a great world i just keep thinking the author its going to ruin it for me with the ending it happen before i cant wait to know how it ends does the author normally have good or bad endings?

      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

        Chris normally has good endings.

      • Paninoka October 8, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

        God i really hope so i ve been traumatized with some stories and authors and didnt what that to this story oh and i dont think you awnsered me but what makes void so especial that everyone is afraid is it explained? I mean she killed necromancers and a mimic and almost has no respect what up with that?

      • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard October 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

        First, Void is one of the most powerful non-Necromancer sorcerers in the Nameless World (if not the most powerful one).

        Second, apparently he’s very much an “ends justify the means” type of person.

        Third, apparently he doesn’t like very many people in the Nameless World and apparently he isn’t willing (or able) to hide that when dealing most people in the Nameless World.

        As for Emily, are you asking about Emily’s “self-respect” or others “respecting Emily”?

      • Jack Hudler October 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm #

        I suspect Void may a pivotal character. My guess is he’ll become prominent after the book following Graduation Day.

      • Paninoka October 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

        I was talking that people dont actually respect her after all shes done alright they dont know the whole story but still shes the only one who did those things that no one else ever did but again im on book 7 and i think the most powerfull one its the one they call fatty and doenst void work for some concil or something? And your probably right void its going to be very important i just hope he doenst turn evil because i kinda like him and he does know her name so if he does she s in a lot of problems

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