シャドーハウス Volume 16

Volume 16 Discussion Thread

Start Date: 2024-02-29T15:00:00Z

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Reading Schedule

Week Start Date Chapter
Week 1 February 1 Ch 165 悲劇と好機
Ch 166 手段と目的
Week 2 March 8 Ch 167 風紀班
Ch 168 裏工作
Week 3 March 15 Ch 169 新たな五対
Ch 170 舞台裏
Week 4 March 22 Ch 171 キング
Ch 172 ひとつめの試験
Week 5 March 29 Ch 173 結束
Ch 174 彼女たちの秘密
Week 6 April 5 Ch 175 立ちはだかる壁

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Chapters 165 and 166

Start Date: 2024-02-29T15:00:00Z

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@seanblue that was quick! Finished the volume yet?

I need to buy volume 16, I’m hoping maybe there’ll be a big coin back promotion in the next few days as I have several books to buy for clubs, but I think it’s unlikely. I’m busy over the weekend so I’ll just buy it if no promo by Monday.

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I read the volume from 2/19 to 2/29.

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So they actually discovered Maggie’s body. And Anthony did it with Margaret’s knife. I missed that detail. So he passed it off as Margaret murdering her, although it seems they also suspected it might be suicide. And Patrick mentioned he had proposed to Margaret in front of Emilico! That’s dedication.

Speaking of Emilico, it seems like these chapters have been emphasizing her. Like when there was a whole panel for Ricky poking her nose. Is it just my imagination? Her wink to help Kate gloss over wanting to punch Edward was great though.

I expected that Kate would fill the star bearer ranks with her crew, so it’s quite a twist that none of them will be star bearers with her.

It’s kind of weird that Edward is showing so much favor to Sara, given he and his crew have said her info hasn’t been that useful. Am I forgetting about something?

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I’m not sure he’s showing favour; I suspect he’s using her for something, just don’t yet know what.

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Yup, and he was lying to Sara and telling her she was really helpful, so it probably makes sense to her. But she can’t really spy from the adult area. I guess that’s not a big deal if her info wasn’t actually useful.

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Chapters 167 and 168

Start Date: 2024-03-07T15:00:00Z

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Bringing Douglas over to Kate’s side was surprisingly easy. She’s turned into quite the charmer. She had his whole group in the palm of her hand :joy:

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His reaction here says it all.

Granted, if I were Kate (and her inner circle) I wouldn’t have revealed the source in that level of detail… that’s too trusting if you ask me.

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I was also surprised at how much she revealed. But she’s said the whole time that her goal is to unite the kids, so being open and honest even with folks she doesn’t have a super solid trust relationship with makes sense from that perspective.

That trust may go out the window if the trick she did with Anthony to save Barbara comes to light though :sweat_smile: On the other hand, maybe folks will be understanding since it was to save Barbara’s life.

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I did wonder if Kate planned to say that much or Oliver just got carried away.

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That’s fair, but I wouldn’t have told Oliver either. That should have remained a secret within their group if you ask me.

Hopefully they don’t regret being so open.

@aamunoz What was the trick to save Barbara? One downside of reading the volumes as they come out is I forget all the details by the time I read the next volume.

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I know you didn’t ask me, but using Kate’s soot powers and Anthony to convince Barbara that Christopher was still alive.

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Chapters 169 and 170

Start Date: 2024-03-14T15:00:00Z

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Chapters 171 and 172

Start Date: 2024-03-21T15:00:00Z

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Last week’s reading broke me :sweat_smile: I read the whole volume.

Story comments for this week

Holy cow, Douglas got his face slashed. Not his “face”, but his face. I guess it makes sense he turned out the way he did with a team leader like that. But it was nice to see him and Evelyn starting to bury the hatchet. At least King (is that a real name people have???) provided a bonding and personal growth opportunity :stuck_out_tongue: It felt really good to see Douglas stand up to him at the end.

Edit: Oops, made this a reply by accident. It’s been a while since I’ve done that.

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This week

What page was that on?

It is a name of a little demon thing in The Owl House :joy:

(But yes, it is apparently a real name: King - Baby Name Meaning, Origin, and Popularity for a Boy | Nameberry)

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This week's reading


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It seems it’s not rare by any means.

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It’s in the flashback. Page 103.

And thanks to you and @2OC3aOdKgwSGlxfz for the info on the popularity of King as a name. It just seems like it would be such a flex to name your son that, I was taken aback :joy:

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