The Devil’s Paintbox | Chapter 17

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Warning: Contains Spoilers!

‘”From this day forward” is what I said, but we’re not going forward, we’re going back.’

Aufwader’s Thoughts: Begrudging congratulations to Mister Dark for finally out-classing Nathaniel Crozier in the villainous rebirth department. Ol’ Croz didn’t even have time to change for dinner before his vengeful ex came to chew him out, and here’s Dark, still ‘alive’ (in the loosest sense) after a Robin Jarvis finale, with a new name and a new face to match. I think somebody deserves a signature song.

A moment of silence, however, for those who didn’t make it. For every victim of the Devil’s Paintbox; for Verne, given that he’s almost certainly ‘for it’ now; for Cassandra’s relationship with her daughter; and finally, for Cherry Cerise. Rest in rainbows.

Matt’s Thoughts: Yes, indeed, we’re going back. Back to the … well, not really the future. More like back to the past. (Though I like to think the tracks of light that our heroes follow at the end is a nod to a famous set of flaming tyre tracks!)

I can’t wait – especially since everyone else seems to have read Time of Blood except for me! All the little hints and clues set up in this book about time travel will now hopefully be answered! And this does, of course, leave it wide open that if the past can be altered, there may just be a chance to reverse the fate of Cherry?

We’ll see. Either way, nice to see that Lil and her mum made up, even if only briefly, and even if everything else was left on an almighty cliffhanger.

See you in December, Re-Readers!

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