how did you react when... [spoilers]

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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by nutrino » Wed 4th Jun 2008

What i don't get is why everyone acts like it was Artemises fault. He couldn't do anything, there was a gaping hole in Holly. Anyway, has anyone ever heard of pride before personal? If the bomb exploded, they were all going to die, not just Holly, and she would have died anyway. sometimes, sacrifices have to be made. It's always sad, and you're all going to lynch me and say I'm a heartless monster, but deep down, you know I'm right.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by MMK » Wed 4th Jun 2008

I don't think anyone is saying that it's Artemis's fault- how could it be, when he saved her? I think people were just surprised when he didn't look at her.

I took that as a good sign, though, when I was reading. If she were truly going to die, he would have looked up, I think. He's either smart enough that he could glance away and give some comfort to his friend while still keeping the count, or he's attached enough to Holly that he'd go to pieces and run to her side.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by MaeveCrowArtemis1 » Wed 4th Jun 2008

No one blames Artemis and you have every right to say what you think!
Like MMK said,people were just surprised.
I expected that Artemis would take care of the bomb first but I knew he would think of something,.He always does.And one death is enough!
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by carino » Thu 5th Jun 2008

I think I always knew that Holly had to come back to life.
I mean, if she didn't, there'd be no way that Artemis would return to his home.
And I didn't think that Eoin would end the series like that.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by Meova » Thu 5th Jun 2008

It's pretty impossible in my opinion to kill Holly and keep the book good. So he must keep her alive.
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Post by carino » Sun 8th Jun 2008

Yeah, that too.
I mean, TOD+ yeah, we've had a few other characters die. But none of them main characters.
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Post by nutrino » Mon 9th Jun 2008

You can't call Root not a main Character!
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Post by Meova » Mon 9th Jun 2008

nutrino wrote:You can't call Root not a main Character!


Well, he wasn't as main as Holly, or Artemis. As shown, TOD with Root dead, the books can still be quite good. And books can be written. Without Holly, or Artemis, it would be a lot harder... If not impossible.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by I is an elf » Tue 10th Jun 2008

i agree. roots death was tragic but the books continued without him. If Holly or Artimis died, the series would most likely end right there.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by nutrino » Thu 12th Jun 2008

This isn't anything to do with the arguement but is quasi-related to it so I don't know, call it semi-spam. we've already seen a Colfer book where the main character dies in the first chapter... Uh-oh, me thinks I smells a cheap crossover (Like the AVP movies... man, that ruined two brilliant horror franchises (well, Predator was brilliant. Alien was only good).
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by The redeem3r » Sun 15th Jun 2008

I just continued reading, of course, I was extremely surprised, and disappointed with Eoin since he decided to kill one of the best characters. I mean, one thing about the story people like is thinking about the chemistry between Holly and Artemis, if Holly died, that would be bad. But, If Artemis ever died, I'd finish the book, and if he didn't come back to life miraculously, I would probably ditch the series.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by yunyun » Sun 14th Aug 2011

i was so sad, i nearly cried but i kept on reading anyway.

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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by Amber Root » Mon 15th Aug 2011

I felt like my heart stoped right after I read it, so I went back a read it again. I have to say this but that was one of my favorite parts in the whole series.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by Aura » Sat 17th Mar 2012

When i read that part i was in the middle of Geometry class. I got so lost in the book i didn't notice i was crying until the teacher said my name and asked if everything was all right. All i said to him was, "Holly died." and he sent me to the counseler's office. I thought she'd be just as confused but she actually knew what i was talking about and we spent the rest of the school day talking about AF in her office.
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Re: how did you react when... [spoilers]

Post by chocolatetruffles1 » Wed 28th Mar 2012

I actually screamed "NO!"
And then closed the book, until I got the courage to read it again.
It WAS sad.
but no tears. :)
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