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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another Kate 5 Snippet taken down - Saiman and Curran

The writing team of Ilona Andrews once again had a snippet up for a short time and then took it down. If you haven't read the first four books then this is a huge spoiler for what happens in those books.

This snippet has Kate and Derek and a few others going back to her office, and as they get near the office Derek growls and says "the pervert". Kate walks into her office and sees Saiman there, and wonders if he has a death wish.

After some discussion where Saiman basically says he'd like to make nice with Curran and get back on the good side of the pack, Saiman shows Kate a video. The video takes place the morning after Saiman took Kate out, parading her on his arm in front of Curran. Likely a few hours after Kate refused to go back to the Keep with Curran to announce to the pack that they were now an item.

In the video, Curran walks into a warehouse with several million dollars worth of cars - Lamborghinis, Maseratis, etc. He basically just tosses the guards away, hurts them without injuring them, but makes his point that he can just walk right into a heavily guarded warehouse without a problem. And then he lets his temper go on the cars. Tosses them around like toys. At one point he rips an engine out of a car and beats the other cars with it. He throws cars up in the air so they land upside down on a different car. Completely vents his temper out on these cars. And when he's done he looks straight at the camera with his calm face, and then walks out. Kate doesn't blame Saiman for being terrified.

Saiman makes an offer to tell her where someone is that she's looking for if she'll talk to the Beast Lord and make it so that Saiman is no longer considered a bad guy by the pack (not in those words, but you get the idea). Kate says no thanks, they'll find him on their own. But she does say she'll talk to the Beast Lord, but won't make any promises.

It's a rather lengthy snippet, and most of the fun in this snippet has to do with the way the authors tell the story -- the humor, the camaraderie, the strength and wildness and scariness in what Curran does, the fear Saiman doesn't want anyone to know about... the authors have such an incredible grasp of the English language and how to use it to tell a fantastic story. I can't wait for Kate 5 (tentatively titled Magic Sucks at this point), but it looks like we're going to have to.

Here is a synopsis of the first excerpt that was taken down.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for going to the trouble to post this. I'm sure they have their reasons for taking the two chapters down, they were probably asked by the publisher, but I was bummed I missed the window of opporunity.
    I agree though, the whole, no andrea for 2 months, no explanation is odd. I'm going to go back and read the last couple chapters of book 4, maybe i forgot something relevant.
    I'm so hopelessly addicted. I read all 4 books in 4 days. Thank god for ebooks, my store never had book one and I didn't want to start mid series (thank goodness I waited and bought them all ebook)and read them in order but now Im going through withdrawals