Oh wow, I'm all caught up now! I never expected to do all the chapters in a day. ;)
I loved the description of Acanthus! Motes of history was really poetic, I loved reading about everyhthing Rose saw in the legendary city. Since I'm a nutter for mythology I absolutely adored the parts about Osiris you stuck in there, about him and his temple.
Ah Hermione! She was lovely in this chapter, although I'm pretty sure that i say that in every chapter where we meet her. I loved how Ron got sick, it's just so Ron, and then Hugo has to stay at home and care for him. That just cracked me up. I'll admit to being a bit scared when Hasani pushed her down the street and into the shop, hurling accusations about. But when he let his guard down we saw he was going through the same pain Hermione was, and how they came together and boded over that was just so sweet. I am thinking that Hasani might be a little unhinged though, that would explain his spasticness and how he mentioned that Dalila was helping him.
Ah no Rashidi don't die! I like you too much! I love how caring Dalila was to him, they were just so sweet and I really don't want Rashidi to die. I agree with Scorpius though, it was too easy to overpower their captor. I think it's part of his plan and I'm just so scared for Scorpius now!
Woah, well Lorcan seems very happy and he's certainly got his mind fixed on the article! Odd, I would have thought that would be Rose running around and taking pictures. The Temple of Osiris sounds amazing, and I cannot wait to see what's inside. But Kiana, you evil creature! How could you leave me n a cliffhanger like that? What did Rashidi say about the scroll? And whose scream was it? Gah Kiana, this is just too much for me, you're too good at writing suspense and mystery and I'm just a puddle here gaaah.
Trivia: I didn't remember that it was your birthday today until now, and I'm so glad I went on this reviewing spree for you - the past eight or so reviews are your birthday presents from me. *hugs* HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIANA!
Author's Response: Wow, I didn't expect it either and it was such a wonderful surprise to come home to!
I'm so glad that you liked the description of Acanthus and the inclusion of mythology. The mythological side with Osiris will continue to play a part from now on and will be quite dominant at times.
Yes, I think you do, but that's more than fine! I think the heat probably got to Ron with his pale skin and red hair, and Hugo being the primadonna decided to stay in and 'look after him'. Yes, Hasani is a little unhinged but I think it's mainly due to the situation. In Egypt, as you know from being in Qatar (or probably know), the importance of family is a lot bigger than in England so being left alone with the family business must have been a little soul destroying for him! Oh well, he's on the adventure too now!
Aw, it's sweet that you like him so much, as I thought that was just me! Wah, I just want to give the whole plot to you because being all sneaky when you ask questions like that is getting boring but I have to carry on anyway, you'll find out whether it was plan or not soon ;)
Well, he is the photographer so it would have made more sense for him to do it ;) I think Rose was just a little preoccupied of thinking about Scorpius and how he should have been here with her too. Bahaha, the next chapter will be up in about a week and a half or so, so you will have all the answers you need then! I can't't say any more other than I love your theories!
Thank you for such a great birthday present, it was one of the best I got! Thank you for being such a fab reviewer and friend too, Emily!