Hey everyone. Today, I thought we could try something new and maybe see how a predictions and spoilers post would work out, focusing on next week’s Magic Binds. I figure from now until release day, we can theorize and prophecize about what Ilona Andrews‘ has come up with this time, and after that we can re-hash and discuss.
Like, for example, I have been trying to figure out who is going to die.
Yep, morbid as that sounds, you just know someone is going to get taken out. I just can’t quite put my finger on who. You know (hope/pray) that Kate and Curran are ok (or at least alive at the end. Ditto Julie. And I refuse to believe Derek will die. Just no. But it still has to be a character that will make an impact not just on the other characters but on us readers, too. I figure the rat alphas and Desandra should be safe just because one of them dying would be sad but not traumatic. The same goes for George, Eduardo, and that type. And surely people like Andrea/Raphael and Jim/Dali are safe, because it would be evil to kill characters who have had their own book. I think. And I am still on the “Roman gets his own book” train, so I refuse to think it is him.
The next level up would be those like Doolittle, Barabas, Christopher, Ascanio, Mahone. Any one of them dying at this point would be even more impactful than when Aunt B was killed, and leave an even bigger hole. Doolittle has probably suffered enough in the last couple of books, so I am going to call him safe (ish). Ascanio is young, so I am going to skip him, too. I don’t know if Christopher has reached his full potential yet, so I am going to call him safe as well. That leaves me fearing for the future of Mahone and Barabas – and as much as I hate to think it, I am going with Barabas dying in Magic Binds. And if I am right, which I hope I’m not, that will hurt.
Dammit! I just realized I agreed to go to movies this Tuesday night. What the holy hell was I smoking? Did I not have a clue that this is supposed to be delivered on Tuesday? Duh.
So, what do you predict will happen in Magic Binds? Or, what would you like to see? Roland taken down? Some word on Hugh? More development for Julie and Derek? Do you figure someone is due to die, and if so, who? Doug has already sent over his spoiler-free review, which can be found HERE, and Monika seconded the love in a recent comment. The lucky ARC people already know what happens, but now it is your turn.