No! No, no, no, no! That is not an okay place to end a story! I don't care if I already have book 5, that's just a mean thing to do!
This installment sees Peter changing more and more and we finally get to meet the lesser-bred that Darwin has asked to help Peter. (And I have to say that the name Raithe may just be one of the coolest names EVER!) The scene with the three of them was very well done... I'd kind of been worried about how it would turn out, especially with as nervous as Peter was about what the fallout might be.
There is a WHOLE lot more violence in this one. Gross, yucky, eating-people violence. I was surprisingly not as bothered by Peter eating the Money Man as I was by having Darwin gnawing his way to the bone in Peter's shoulder and describing both the taste and the TEXTURE! Blech, I'm shuddering just remembering. That's a line I wish I'd not had to read...
I liked that we got to see more of Darwin's as-yet-unexplained fire ability, but I'm still so frustrated with him for not telling Peter about it. With as much as Peter knows about this metaphysical... stuff, I'm convinced he's got the answers and grumpy that Darwin won't ask the questions that will let me find out.
I also LOVED the descriptions of Peter after he'd changed: how he's still physically the same, but now moves so differently. Fantastic images there.
Alright, enough typing. I have to get to book 5 and see what happens next!
EDIT 30 Jan 2013--Adding my favorite quotesSome Favorite QuotesSometimes my last two brain cells are on speaking terms and occasionally hold hands.
I'm supposed to be too jaded, too angry, to pissed off at the world to give a shit. But ever since Peter gave himself to me, really gave himself, I had a hard time feeling anything but how much I loved him.
But I like having him look at me that way. It makes it easy for me to pretend I'm good like him.
"I wouldn't leave even if you could ask me."