TSoA: Chapter 51: The Seven, They’ll Ski at Nothing
We are at the penultimate chapter, guys! After checking in with The Seven, we’ll move on to the final confrontation between Murphy and Talon. (It is just as exciting as you might imagine.)
Then we’ll have a bit of a palate-cleanser before hitting the second book of the Underground Zealot series, Silenced.
This palate-cleansing period will include my VERY FIRST GUEST CRITIQUE EVER!!!
But for now, let’s see what the Seven are up to.
Remember, they’ll stop at NOTHING…including skiing.
No doubt, EVIL skiing.
This being the penultimate chapter, Phillips reminds us what The Seven (TSAN!) are up to:
No one would guess that they were part of a conspiracy that aimed to destroy the word [sic] monetary system, the rule of law, the Christian church, and the military power of sovereign nations.
Kinda interesting that Phillips thinks we need this little reminder. But maybe he feels this way because the villains never actually DO anything. They just sit around and talk about how awesome it will be when their scheme comes to fruition. I’m not asking for much, Phillips—just show one of The Seven (TSAN!) influencing a vote in his own country, or using her power as a businesswoman to subtly influence the world market that she wants to destroy.
Also, gotta love how the bad guys only want to destroy the Christian church. Because they don’t need to waste their time destroying all those other fakey religions. After all, the adherents of those fakey religions know they’re not real, not like Christianity!
But no. They’re skiing.
General Li was quickly closing the distance between them [himself and John Bartholomew] with firm strides, closely followed by Mendez, red-faced and sweating but clearly determined not to be beaten by his much fitter fellow conspirator. Sir William Merton’s portly frame was unmistakable at the back of the group, gliding effortlessly over the snow as if by some diabolical magic.
A portly guy who’s also athletic??? Truly such a personage can only be the work of SATAN!!!
Bartholomew has brought them out skiing so he can have an “appropriate setting” in which to update them on Talon’s progress. Sure, he could have just conference-called them, but it wouldn’t have been as awesomely evil as SKIING.
Bartholomew fills them in on Talon’s progress, including the Sorcerer’s Stone of Harry Potter, and the “fact” that the entire team, including Murphy but not including Isis (who is “no threat to us“) is dead. Talon is supposed to rendezvous with the Romanian Seven Lady to deliver the plates.
Skiing was very important to this information.