*Warning, this post contains EXTREME spoilers on the Bern Saga, which also go under the prefix of Molly Fyde, by the above author.*
Dear mister Howey,
I finished Molly Fyde and the Fight For Peace about half an hour ago. All in all, it ended quite sweetly. Cole proposed; Anlyn and Edison got married; the Canyon Queen’s kids were taken care of.
But there are several issues I would like to address. First of all, what in hyperspace happened to Cat? You left her trapped in the Bern ship suffering from great amounts of blood loss, and a couple of Gun wounds; one in her arm, and the other in her leg, and trying to find Molly, while slaughtering countless Bern on the moonlet ship. I call that downright COLDBLOODED!!!!!!!
Also, why the heck did Mortimor have to be the one from his ship to die? Why not that Larkin guy, or Arthur, even though he’s cool, or Penny? I never liked Penny anyway, especially with Cole’s delusionary dream. Anyhow, why Mortimor?
Also, while I am on the subject of Death, WHY THE CANYON QUEEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Couldn’t Byrne have died without the Canyon Queen dying too? Molly never even got a chance to know her by anything other than ‘the wadi’. Another couple of things having to do with death: first, why did Walter airlock himself? I mean, I get it that he kind of saved Molly, and he was a bit of a slimy little rat, what with sneaking Molly’s D-band and arranging things with Byrne to give him his arms, and resetting the course on the Firehawk he snitched from the Gloria, and setting up a rift on Lok to take himself and Molly to the Moonlet ship, but still! And thing two, what is with your fascination with killing people off? I hope you aren’t planning on writing another Molly book, taking into consideration the very apparent fact that you’ve killed off a great deal of the characters. But it did end almost perfectly(note the ‘almost’ in there), so you probably won’t.
You know, Mr. Howey, you’re practically a twenty-first century American Henry the eighth with your characters. You know what Henry did to two of his wives, Catherine Howard and Anne Boleyn; Henry and his girlfriend at the time, Jane Seymore, went dancing right after Anne’s execution, and got married a week later(there’s a little history lesson for ya). It’s pretty much the same with you. If you get tired of a character, you kill it, one way or another.
As a last word, I shall simply say that if we ever meet, I shall first say that I love your books, they make me cry, and I will hug you. Then I will punch you, and knock you unconcious.