The Emperor Protects
So anyone else think we're going to see the two cousins come to blows on Caliban? Certainly seem to be setting the stage for it
Yeah. Blatant authorial presence in stories is usually a terrible move, and I recall that being one of the worst I'd read in a while. Nemiel was a major character with at least two (admittedly screamingly obvious) satisfying plot uses, so his sudden removal because the incoming author didn't want to go down those roads was a real lurch. Thorpe seems like a very nice chap with less of an ego than some, so I'm hoping he didn't off Nemiel in such a clumsy and insulting way to show his disapproval of the other (banished) authors plot ideas.Wow, the necromancy is strong in this one.
Also reminds me of how wank a decision Thrope made. What a complete fucking mess of a plot point, utterly waste what could have been a really good plot development point. Nice one! At least ADB gave us Corswain to give the Dark Angels at least one interesting character.