8FOLD: Mancers # 6, "Big Scary Brain"

Tom Russell joltcity at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 12:12:22 PDT 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:11:28 PM UTC-4, Drew Perron wrote:

> >     Sarah tugs at the cuff of her sleeve, flashing her own mancer's
> > mark. "Are you with the umbrella lady?"
> ...
> It took me this long to realize that the woman who *makes it rain* is opposite 
> the woman whose power is in an *umbrella*. Sheesh I'm dense sometimes. X3

I mean, in your defense, I didn't realize it until you pointed it out.

> Awwwww! I *seriously* love Maile!
> >  That she has to say yes to, because no
> > matter how logical and brutal the calculus, she doesn't know if she
> > can bring herself to kill someone who, by all appearances, is a good
> > egg. And Maile wonders if she's killed other good eggs in the past,
> > working for The Company, to keep them out of the hands of the circle,
> > or if she willingly herded them in to be brainwashed. Ugh. This is why
> > her PCs were always lawful good. Even her rogues. Especially her
> > rogues.
> SO MUCH. <3

She is really rad and really fun to write.
> >     Samson grins, ear-to-ear, and rubs his face in the palm of his
> > hand. "Here's the thing about my brother, babe." He reaches into his
> > jacket, pulling out his own weird electric gun and takes aim. "I've
> > got spares."
> >     The bolt ripples through the air. Maile and Trevor scramble out of
> > its way, and Jamison's head explodes in a messy blue ball of light.
> Hole of an ass!

Bad guys gonna bad guy

> >     "It wasn't," says Sarah. "I mean, I didn't. That's one of mine,
> > sure, but I didn't do it. But I felt it. Like someone else was
> > borrowing it from me."
> ...Claire *what did you do*

We'll find out (much) later on in the series. For the time being though I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of #8, where Claire's motivations become somewhat less inscrutable. For that matter I'm looking forward to what you think of Daylighters, which also peels off another layer of the onion.


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