Friday, December 18, 2009
They were starting to get longer.
This particular chapter, which is a whopping 5 pages long, concentrates solely on the kingmaker; Weisshaupt. This is the first time I can remember seeing the hardline Tarimist Bishop Powers.
The two men have a discussion about who is running the church and by extension the country, it's really a battle of wills and Powers is in way over his head trying to duel politically with Weisshaupt.
Powers is a blunt instrument, whereas Weisshaupt is a poisoned blade.
There is a revelation on the last page of the chapter, after Powers has stormed out of Weisshaupt's office.
The politician leans heavily on his desk and with shaky hands pours himself a stiff drink, his brow is beaded with sweat as he whispers "Tarim." All is not as well with Weisshaupt as he wants everyone to believe. At last fresh intrigue.