Monday, April 2, 2007

Why She Did It

A quick follow-up to my blog about Kim Harrison's For a Few Demons More...

Evidently I'm not the only one freaked out by the events in the book. And she's aware of the outcry because she posted a thread titled "Why I Did It" over on the LKH board. WARNING: It's another spoiler so don't read it if you don't want the book ruined for you. (Ya got that crowwoman/rhian? LOL) It doesn't REALLY explain anything to me and I don't feel any different about any of it.

If you're not familiar with Laurell K. Hamilton's board, there is a section where other author's works are discussed and a few authors have their own subsections where they sometimes post- often more frequently than they do on their own boards or blogs. In Kim Harrison's section, you will find a lot of discussion of this latest book and of all the Hollows books. Some of it is really interesting, but I'm not done grieving over the major events of FAFDM enough that I can begin discussing some of the minor mysteries yet.

ADDED: Since older posts on the LKH board get archived from time to time, I decided to copy Kim's response here...

Laurell K. Hamilton Forums/Other Authors/Guest Authors/Kim Harrison
03/31/2007 at 11:57 AM

Hi all.

I have been hearing a lot of gnashing of teeth on various threads, and I wanted to give the comfort of a reason for those who need it. If you've read FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE, you know what I'm talking about. I didn't quite know where to put my words, so I'm just going to start a new thread. I won't be coming back to THIS thread to answer any posts, but I will continue to watch the ASK KIM QUESTIONS thread. Anyway, my next comments are a big spoiler, so don't look until you've read it. Some things you don't want to know ahead of time lest you cheat yourself of the true impact.

[QB: right click and highlight to read]
Kisten didn't die in the rough draft, or the first polish. He didn't decide to leave until I had written the rough draft of the _next_ book. Kisten peered over my shoulder, saw that he hadn't taught Rachel anything in this new book, gave her a kiss goodbye, and asked me to take him out at the end of FDM. He was done.

There was nothing he could help Rachel with, nothing he could teach her, nothing he could do to save her from the stuff coming next, and he asked me
to take him out so that someone who might be able to save her could step in. It was an act of love, if you believe fictional characters are capable of such a thing.

It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but Kisten made me do it.
He wanted to go out in a blaze of glory then be shipped out of state, or
sent on an errand, or break up with Rachel and leave.

And I miss him


Rhian / Crowwoman said...

you crack me up. Thanks for the warning. Covering my eyes now...

QB said...

Would you just read the damn book already??!!! LOL!

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

but i'm scared!!!! i have these high expectations and i don't know if i can survive having them crushed.