Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BD Book 3 Preface and Chapter 19. Burning

Surprised that we're going this far? Yeah, just trust me on this and don't ask questions.
Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, everyone you love is a hostage, sapping your courage and corrupting your judgement.
Orson Scott Card
Empire
The preface shows a big change for Bella. She's not afraid any longer. Now, she's ready to fight. 
  • Bella is bewildered by the pain and darkness
    The morphine keeps Bella paralyzed while the venom burns; Bella wants to stay alive for Edward, Jacob and Renesmee; Bella burns but forces herself to remain silent to lessen Edward's anguish
  • After two days Bella's heart stops; she opens her eyes
It's kind of nice to be back in Bella's head again, even if she is in incredible pain. We get to see Renesmee's birth again, but through Bella's eyes this time. Amazing and chilling at the same time. Her drive to stay alive for the sake of not only Edward and Renesmee, but Jacob as well. Her choice to stay quiet in order to keep from causing Edward any further pain. So good to hear her side of the story once again.

This is another spot where the fact that Edward cannot read her mind works well for both of them. Can you imagine the torture Edward would have gone through being inside her head while she was changing? 

And then...her eyes open...

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