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Howlan wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 14:44
Nym182 wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 11:46
gilliansisley wrote: ↑25 Feb 2020, 21:01

I agree with this. Dauma was a badass, that's for sure. And her lack of control added a bit of dimension to her character.
Made her much more relatable and realistic!
And showed how much she cared for her family despite her stern exterior!
You're right, it did soften her personality a bit!
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Howlan wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 14:46
Nym182 wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 11:47
gilliansisley wrote: ↑25 Feb 2020, 21:04

That's a good point. There was a chance for Adam to develop as a character, and that opportunity was essentially stolen from him.
Just one more thing done TO Adam to make the reader more sympathetic to him?
But Adam didnt dwell on him for long. He had no huge character developments at all.
which is a huge missed opportunity on the authors part. Developing Mark could have added a whole new level of depth to the story.
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Orizon wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 03:09 Power without control is very disastrous. Although I feel like Adam father's death was a bit harsh as he was not been loved by JoAnn and Adam too.
Yeah, and it kinda felt like the author just kinda wanted to get rid of him.
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Howlan wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 07:39
Orizon wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 03:09 Power without control is very disastrous. Although I feel like Adam father's death was a bit harsh as he was not been loved by JoAnn and Adam too.
Yes I really feel for Mark as a character.
He definitely had some strange cards dealt to him.
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:40
gilliansisley wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 12:07
Nym182 wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 11:47

Just one more thing done TO Adam to make the reader more sympathetic to him?
I guess? Look, over there, an opportunity for Adam to not accept responsibility for his actions or role in something? GREAT! Quickly, where's my victim card!?
Must have left it in the den :lol2: :lol2:
Carly has it safe!
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:41
Howlan wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 14:39
Nym182 wrote: ↑25 Feb 2020, 12:13

That's a really interesting point!
Yes, Dauma may have guessed that before but kept up her hope in the beginning.
True!
Feel sad for Dauma though!
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:43
Howlan wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 14:42
kdstrack wrote: ↑25 Feb 2020, 12:24 It was actually Jocelyn (Eastman's) comment about the author "taking the easy way out," that made me consider this possibility. After all, most of the characters seem to have some kind of power. Jo was "given" a special ability. Is there something we don't know - yet - about Adam's father?? (Thank you Jocelyn for that insight!!)
From what we know Adam's father does not have any powers but who knows? The author could add a twist.
I would think so as I assume he's part of the Wit family.
Which family are we talking about?
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:44
Howlan wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 14:44
Nym182 wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 11:46

Made her much more relatable and realistic!
And showed how much she cared for her family despite her stern exterior!
You're right, it did soften her personality a bit!
Yeah It made me like her more.
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:47
Howlan wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 14:46
Nym182 wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 11:47

Just one more thing done TO Adam to make the reader more sympathetic to him?
But Adam didnt dwell on him for long. He had no huge character developments at all.
which is a huge missed opportunity on the authors part. Developing Mark could have added a whole new level of depth to the story.
And some depth to Adam.
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:49
Orizon wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 03:09 Power without control is very disastrous. Although I feel like Adam father's death was a bit harsh as he was not been loved by JoAnn and Adam too.
Yeah, and it kinda felt like the author just kinda wanted to get rid of him.
A great example of how you totally sideline a character.
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:50
Howlan wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 07:39
Orizon wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 03:09 Power without control is very disastrous. Although I feel like Adam father's death was a bit harsh as he was not been loved by JoAnn and Adam too.
Yes I really feel for Mark as a character.
He definitely had some strange cards dealt to him.
If by cards you include JoAnn and Adam you are right on the money!
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Dauma already knew that her husband was dead when she stopped sensing his core hence, that was an act of anger. But the death of Adam's father was an accident because had he remained on the bed of the truck instead of standing up, he would have survived.
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Browlyns wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 15:53 Dauma already knew that her husband was dead when she stopped sensing his core hence, that was an act of anger. But the death of Adam's father was an accident because had he remained on the bed of the truck instead of standing up, he would have survived.
Yes, true, whether Dauma could have done better or not is not clear but she is not the one to let innocent people be killed.
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I had a hard time believing Dauma couldn't do something to protect Mark. With all her power she seems to be unstoppable. Definitely was difficult to believe. Add in that Adam never shows any interest in his father except for minutes before finding out he'll never be able to. This part felt kind of "off" to me.
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Nym182 wrote: ↑27 Feb 2020, 10:40
gilliansisley wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 12:07
Nym182 wrote: ↑26 Feb 2020, 11:47

Just one more thing done TO Adam to make the reader more sympathetic to him?
I guess? Look, over there, an opportunity for Adam to not accept responsibility for his actions or role in something? GREAT! Quickly, where's my victim card!?
Must have left it in the den :lol2: :lol2:
Ah, yes, dammit!
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