Ahh, I like some of the maps. The bridges are nice and I like the vibrancy of the maps. So colorful.
Okay, that aside, time for some story discussion.
Some expectations I had for B4 is Sharena taking a stronger stance in this book. That she’s the main character this time around to protect the trio. However, based on the dialogue (and the lack thereof), I am dismayed. Al continues to be the frontman of the story. We see more of his inner thoughts that are the foundation for a complex character. He’s already been established as a “complex” character since literally B1. Sharena continues to be the bubbly, somewhat incompetent one, and I can only sigh in disappointment. I already knew IS would shaft Sharena, but I thought there was a sliver of light that I could have taken hold.
Another expectation is an original story. But in the last part of chapter two, I have a feeling that Peony gonna be similar to Eir. Not that she wants to overthrow her mother or anything, but that she’ll either be brainwashed or turning to the other side temporarily. It’s just seeing similarities to earlier Books so soon rubs me the wrong way.
Main complaints out of the way, there are some things that I did enjoy.
One is the false preview during the FEH channel. In B4C1P2, Henrietta mentioned Gustav was just asleep. In the past 24+ hours, some of us were speculating that Gustav never died. Turned out, it was a dream. It was a good bait that I enjoyed. Also Bruno came back! But as a villain,which was very short-lived; just used with Veronica to segue into C2’s vs characters (Mareeta, Osian etc.)
Also, I like Loki coming back in. I really hope her arc is her fighting against Thorr, and basically they choose sides to support. Loki supports the Good Dream fairies whilst Thorr the Nightmare fairies. The Askr trio has to cope with allying themselves with someone with Loki, though probably temporarily.
I’ll continue this when I wake up.
But what do you all think of the story so far?
Anything you agree or disagree with my take?