SPOILERS FOR EMMA BULL'S FINDER, possibly spoilers if you are finicky for WAR FOR THE OAKS: On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 11:54:42AM -0600, Rosemary Ighel wrote: > IMO, Emma killed Tick to no purpose. It didn't move the story along, it > just made you feel bad. At least in War for the Oaks, when she kills one of > the characters (sorry, don't know if you've read it or not) there's a > reason. Makes me mad that she took the easy way out, mostly because she's a > way better writer than that. Oh, I don't think that was the easy way out at all. Killing Linn -- Rico's partner -- would have been the easy way out. That would have kept a lot of the thematic structure in place, but it would have lacked any teeth. -- Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet (pddb at demesne.com) "I will open my heart to a blank page and interview the witnesses." John M. Ford, "Shared World"