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20th May '17 5:26:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheWarGods Oath of Swords]]'', while the narrator is watching Bahzell busy fighting [[spoiler:Harnak]] as [[spoiler:champion of Tomanak to Harnak's champion of Sharna]], Brandark is caught in a melee against four hradani simultaneously -- and kills three of the four before going down.

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* In ''[[TheWarGods ''[[Literature/TheWarGods Oath of Swords]]'', while the narrator is watching Bahzell busy fighting [[spoiler:Harnak]] as [[spoiler:champion of Tomanak to Harnak's champion of Sharna]], Brandark is caught in a melee against four hradani simultaneously -- and kills three of the four before going down.
27th Nov '16 3:09:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' chapter 13 is entitled “The Fight at Anvard”. Shasta, who has been our POV character for most of the book so far, is involved in the battle. But the narrative voice says, “But it is no use trying to describe the battle from Shasta’s point of view: he understood so little of the fight in general and even of his own part in it. The best way I can tell you what really happened is to take you several miles away to where the Hermit of the Southern March sat gazing into the smooth pool beneath the spreading tree, with Bree and Hwin and Aravis beside him.” The Hermit then describes the battle, as he sees it in his magic pool, to the others.

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* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' chapter 13 is entitled “The Fight at Anvard”. Shasta, who has been our POV character for most of the book so far, is involved in the battle. But the narrative voice says, “But it is no use trying to describe the battle from Shasta’s point of view: he understood so little of the fight in general and even of his own part in it. The best way I can tell you what really happened is to take you several miles away to where the Hermit of the Southern March sat gazing into the smooth pool beneath the spreading tree, with Bree and Hwin and Aravis beside him.” The Hermit then describes the battle, as he sees it in his magic pool, to the others.
6th Nov '16 6:51:17 AM dlchen145
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** It's not merely the [[spoiler:the destruction of Arrakis]] that the fans miss out on; it's the epicness of the battle [[spoiler:Bashar Miles Teg]] must have fought in order to provoke it. This is especially galling given that Herbert put a lot of effort into driving home to the reader just how much of a cranked-up-to-eleven {{Badass}} [[spoiler:Teg]] is. We finally get to see that at the end of the next book, but even then the gritty details of the combat are glossed over and only the broad scope is covered. One is led to suspect that writing scenes like these was not Herbert's strong point and he was doing his best to move past them as quickly as possible.

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** It's not merely the [[spoiler:the destruction of Arrakis]] that the fans miss out on; it's the epicness of the battle [[spoiler:Bashar Miles Teg]] must have fought in order to provoke it. This is especially galling given that Herbert put a lot of effort into driving home to the reader just how much of a cranked-up-to-eleven {{Badass}} badass [[spoiler:Teg]] is. We finally get to see that at the end of the next book, but even then the gritty details of the combat are glossed over and only the broad scope is covered. One is led to suspect that writing scenes like these was not Herbert's strong point and he was doing his best to move past them as quickly as possible.
10th Aug '16 9:13:00 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ends just before the decisive, climactic battle that the whole book was building up to. A battle between hundreds of thousands of samurais that historically decided the fate of Japan.

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* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'' ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'' ends just before the decisive, climactic battle that the whole book was building up to. A battle between hundreds of thousands of samurais that historically decided the fate of Japan.
9th Aug '16 6:18:21 AM JohnPrestwick
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9th Aug '16 6:18:19 AM JohnPrestwick
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** The actions of [[LaResistance Dumbledore's Army]] under Neville's leadership in the same book.
** In the fourth book, soon after Voldemort returns, [[spoiler: Snape goes out to meet Voldemort. He persuades Voldemort that he is willing to serve as a loyal Death Eater, when his real motivation is to serve as a ReverseMole for Dumbledore.]] Bear in mind that Voldemort can nearly always tell if someone is lying. Bear in mind that [[spoiler: Snape had hindered Quirrell and Voldemort's attempts to steal the Philosopher's Stone]] three books earlier. He continues to deceive Voldemort in meetings like this one over the next few books. No wonder Harry called him "probably the bravest man I ever knew".
17th Jan '16 12:06:24 PM HeraldAlberich
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*** This was a deliberate decision on J. K. Rowling's part - in real life, battles are messy, unpredictable affairs, and the "good bits" don't wait until plot-relevant characters are there to watch them.

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*** This was a deliberate decision on J. K. Rowling's part - in part--in real life, battles are messy, unpredictable affairs, and the "good bits" don't wait until plot-relevant characters are there to watch them.



* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' alludes to a duel between Yoda and a rogue Jedi on Dagobah. And to anyone who's seen Yoda get dangerous, it couldn't be anything but awesome.

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* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
** Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy
alludes to a duel between Yoda and a rogue Jedi on Dagobah. And to anyone who's seen Yoda get dangerous, it couldn't be anything but awesome.awesome.
** Unlike the film, the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' shows only the beginning of Anakin's masterful crash-landing of Grievous's flagship, at the end of Part One; Part Two picks up with his already having succeeded.
6th Jan '16 2:22:08 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale''.

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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:20:14 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.

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** This was one of the reasons why Scalzi ended up writing ''The Last Colony'' eventually received a POVSequel, in the form of ''Zoe's Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.Tale''.
6th Jan '16 2:18:16 PM sinndogg
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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' ended up receiving a POVSequel, ''Zoe's Tale''.

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** This was one of the reasons why ''The Last Colony'' Scalzi ended up receiving a POVSequel, writing ''Zoe's Tale''.Tale'', a POVSequel to ''The Last Colony''.
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