In the twenty-seventh chapter of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME. WHY MUST I SUFFER LIKE THIS. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.
Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Ritual of the Succession
LIKE OKAY THIS PART MUST BE IN ROT13 BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO SPOIL THIS FOR PEOPLE BUT IF YOU HAVE READ FEED BY MIRA GRANT YOU CAN CYPHER THIS:
L’NYY UNIR TBGGRA ZR GB ERNQ GJB SHPXVAT FREVRF JURER GUR CEBGNTBAVFG QVRF VA GUR SVEFG OBBX NAQ V FGVYY QVQA’G SVTHER VG BHG ORSBER GUR RAQ. V UNGR NYY BS LBH.
I can’t. I CAN’T DO THIS. EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE AND IT’S A SENSE THAT IS FUCKING UPSETTING AND I’M SAD AND GODDAMN IT. NO. NO.
Oh my god, the narrative asides. I GET IT. I GET WHY DARR WAS DESTROYED. I GET HOW YEINE IS ABLE TO CONVERSE WITH ENEFA. BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH DEAD. I GET WHY ENEFA WAS ALWAYS ARGUING WITH YEINE ABOUT WHAT SHE DID WRONG AND WHY THESE GLIMPSES TO THE FUTURE WERE SO BLEAK.
I HATE VIRAINE.
I HATE DEKARTA
I HATE THAT DEKARTA CAN BE VIEWED IN A NEW LIGHT GIVEN WHAT HE REVEALS ABOUT HIMSELF AT THE LAST MINUTE BECAUSE I’M CERTAIN HE WAS BEHIND VIRAINE KILLING YEINE.
THEY HAD TO HAVE FIGURED OUT WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO DO
I DON’T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE
I AM SO SAD
GAH. I seriously don’t know what to say. I’m shocked, to say the least, and I have no clue how there are two more novels after this. I don’t! I don’t understand how Yeine’s plan was found out. Was this why Dekarta was so open about his past? Did he know Yeine was going to die this way? Because Relad and Scimina seemed rather surprised at the end here, so I’m assuming they didn’t have a hand in what Viraine did. Ugh, did the Enefadeh know? No, wait, they couldn’t have. They couldn’t! They would try to keep Yeine alive.
“No father is pleased to see children who have turned on him.” Dekarta’s gaze drifted to me. I wondered if it was me he saw, or just Kinneth’s eyes in my face.
DID HE KNOW? WAS THIS FORESHADOWING???
There is always meaning in death, child. You will understand, soon.
IT WAS JUST SITTING THERE, STARING ME IN THE FACE.
As I did so, Viraine shifted a bit and I caught a glimpse of Kurue. Her expression was grim, resolute.
I thought I understood why.
WHAT THE FUCK DOES THIS MEAN? I DON’T GET IT. I DON’T GET THIS.
Fucking hell, I never saw this coming, and it hurts so much. HOW? HOW ARE THERE TWO MORE BOOKS. (Also, I will say that I find it incredibly funny that today is my 30th birthday and the universe conspired to make sure that my review went up so that MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE BOOK WOULD DIE ON MY BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK. YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER IS DEAD.)
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