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Come on people, where are you?

*blows dust* Wow, I remember that this place used to be a little more active than it is now.

I just wanted to say that there is an extract for the first two chapters of Superior Saturday. It is excellent and I'm really excited about the book coming out. There are also more information about the book on that site. Yeah, there a quite a few spoilers, but not too much to give away the whole book. Proceed with caution.

Arthur is now a Denizen. It is interesting how his transformation isn't like that of a Piper's Child. He features are becoming more handsome and I know that hasn't happened to any Piper's Child. I wonder if the reason could be Arthur is much higher in Precedence  than the children or because he was contaminated in a different way?

I never gave much thought to Arthur as a character before. He seemed like a nice and normal boy and he was just there to give me a ride into the world he steps into. I was more interested in the Denizens as a whole and the craziness of the House than the characters. But I really felt for Arthur when he accepted the fact that he will turn into a Denizen and there is no going back. It is so hard for him to give up his life. As he's gone through one adventure after another, he was hoping that at the very end he would have a normal life. Not so now. He is trying to accept the fact that he would never be a mortal again (as far as we and he knows). He has grown so much in the last few books.

And I wonder who gave Arthur the House phone? It is obvious someone gave it to him and had Erazmuz call directed to him instead of his house so Arthur would know the situation (Saturday is very bold, is she?).

I like the fact that we met Erazmuz. I would love to see a little more of Arthur's family, but that may not be so now with Arthur as a Denizen. And I wonder where Emily is? I wonder if anyone in his family will know the truth about Arthur and what he has gone through. Michaeli got a little taste of that in Sir Thursday.


I'm very excited about this book. I still have a little over a month before it comes out (while those in Australia get it in a couple of days -- lucky!).
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Oh, wow. I probably shouldn't have read this, but I couldn't resist!

Arthur first started to impress me in Lady Friday, when he hatched a plan to find Part Five of the Will instead of letting circumstances dictate his actions. I've thought about what it must be like to be him, but it didn't sink in until reading the second chapter and seeing him accept his destiny.

It's interesting that Pravuil seems to have rank in the army on Earth. I wonder if that was really Erazmuz on the phone. It seems like imitating him the kind of thing Saturday and her minions would do, because I was expecting the call to be blackmail at first.

Speaking of the ranks of precedence, I never figured that out. Arthur was sixth at the beginning of Sir Thursday. Saturday, obviously, is first. Thursday and Friday were in there somewhere. Who are the other two? That's not enough spaces to include Dawns, Noons, and Dusks.

I don't remember if Thursday and Friday are still alive. I'm hoping for a reappearance from Friday, because she's my favorite Trustee, but that's unlikely.
Yeah, Arthur is more authoritative in Lady Friday. I like his authoritative side -- he doesn't allow anyone to push him around.

I believe that really is Erazmuz on the phone. I don't think he was supposed to make the call which is why he was in a hurry. What he was telling Arthur was top secret information and I don't think Pravuil or Saturday would like the fact that Arthur knows what is happening and is doing something to prevent it (or trying to).

I believe that the Dawns, Noons, and Dusks are below in Precedence to Arthur. After all, his rank is almost on par with the Trustee's and I think all the Dawns, Noons, and Dusks are below the Trustee's.
Speaking of the ranks of precedence, I never figured that out. Arthur was sixth at the beginning of Sir Thursday. Saturday, obviously, is first. Thursday and Friday were in there somewhere. Who are the other two? That's not enough spaces to include Dawns, Noons, and Dusks.

My guess is...

6 Wednesday (which Arthur was at that point)
5 Thursday
4 Friday
3 Saturday
2 Sunday
1 Architect
Thank you so much for the link! I have no idea when I'll be able to sit down and read Superior Saturday (because I was expecting it in about March, and I don't know when I'll be within reach of a library next. :) so I will take anything I can at this point. XD

I never gave much thought to Arthur as a character before... It is so hard for him to give up his life. As he's gone through one adventure after another, he was hoping that at the very end he would have a normal life. Not so now. He is trying to accept the fact that he would never be a mortal again (as far as we and he knows). He has grown so much in the last few books.

I'm rather fond of Arthur, but he is very bland, purposefully vanilla hero. Nothing wrong with that: as you said, it seemed like a vehicle for Nix to show off this awesome little world he built. But I've always liked how Arthur thought for himself: he wanted control of his life, and he questioned the Will. (Sorry, coming off Harry Potter, where Harry always did what Dumbledore said... I was disappointed with Harry on that one, so I really value the contrast with Arthur.)

I wonder what becoming a Denizen does for Arthur's journey though. (Btw, I've always wanted him to be a Denizen. :3 But that's just because, if I was in his shoes, I would relish the adventure. Who wouldn't?) He is obviously on the traditional path which means he's either going home (probably not going to happen now that his presence destabilizes the world), rules over this little kingdom (which I honestly can't imagine: Arthur as the Architect of the Universe? It seems too grand), dies (might be a little hard), or leaves. Maybe he'll be like the Mariner.

I'm curious about where Emily's gone too. And where the Architect is. Maybe they're the same person. But that seems too cliche. And something that would've been hinted at by now. Otherwise it'll just feel like a cheap cop.
I always wanted Arthur to be a Denizen as well just see to how much he would change both physically and emotionally.
Denizen?? YES! That's what I've always hoped and thought was necessary for him to complete his trip through the week. I'm going to hold off on reading the preview, though, because I want to take it in all at once. Quick question, though--is the Will in the ones up?
To tell you the truth, when I first read the extract I wasn't expecting it to go beyond what Garth Nix already read to us. Oops.