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|Aaron aka Itchy|
That was an intense chapter! I am eagerly anticipating next week!
I am guessing that Orrin is a multiclass oracle 1/alchemist 1. Not that we'll necessarily find out. I believe that Kevin Andrew Murphy generally has an idea of what a character would stat up to, but allows it to change subject to storytelling purposes.
Does anybody else think that the illustration of Madame Egalantine looks a bit spiderlike?
I always look forward to seeing what Kevin Andrew Murphy writes in these short stories. The Secret of Rose and Glove was wonderful and this one is shaping up to be just as good. If he also did Pathfinder novel-length pieces, I'd definitely pick it up.
|Aaron aka Itchy|
@werewolfpaladin: I agree. I also enjoy Kevin Andrew Murphy's writing. One of the things that I really like about his stuff is that you can see that he puts a lot of work into making the fantastical somewhat believable.
The way that Norret is written, you can see that there is some sense to the alchemical reagents that he is combining to create his infusions.
I also like that character names are not just random assortments of letters, but he either picks a name from history (Mistress Philomela) or gives a name that has deeper meaning. I think that there is a reason that the villain in this story is named after a flower (and even has that flower growing in her garden) in a country where flowers are not allowed because you should be planting vegetable gardens!
Curiouser and curiouser. I did, I admit, have some strong suspicions when Madame Eglantine served so much pork, so that does not come as a surprise. I have some suspicions about Madame Eglantine herself, given the earlier comment that she's "poison".
But. I am hardly one for spoilers, and I daresay Mr. Murphy will manage to surprise me yet. He generally does, and I am generally the happier for it.
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