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All in all, I think everyone did pretty well with the guesswork. A few of you need to study some more,* but others were very nearly spot on. A few, I admit, were harder than others; one snippet in particular you all got consistently wrong. So consistently wrong that I almost feel compelled to move it to the story everyone insisted it was from. Almost. But, you know, it isn't going to happen. No one was altogether right, though several of you did have some very good streaks in there: it was just those tricky ones that threw you off.
This one almost everyone got right: it's from The Running Tide. If it's from a fellow's point-of-view and he's got blood on his hands, you're pretty safe if you bet on Tip Brighton. As a point of interest, though, in this case it wasn't from punching anybody.
Another fairly straightforward one here, as the nurse rather gives the setting away. Wordcrafter. But I figured that since Tempus Regina is partially set in Victorian times, there was a slight chance you might go for that: I wasn't expecting any of the guesses for the Sea Fever books!
This bit was tricky, I'll admit, but it is in fact from The White Sail's Shaking. It was Tip talking to Marta, even though looking at it now, I can see how you might think it was the Assassin talking to Regina. The slight hesitation, however, is telling. For me. You know, being the writer and all.
Tempus Regina! Very squarely Tempus Regina, and your first glimpse of the Fisherman.
Only Writer got this one: it is also from Tempus Regina. Nearly everybody guessed the Sea Fever books, which made me rather sorry to disappoint...
I'm sorry: I didn't give you much to go on, did I? This is from Wordcrafter, though admittedly it could have gone many different ways.
Yes, I tossed you an easy one: Tempus Regina again. You did ask for snippets from it...
I can't decide if it was the fact that this began with "wordlessly" or the bit about the desk, but nearly everyone went for Wordcrafter when it is actually The Running Tide. Reading over it, I can see how you would think Justin King, but I'd still like to know if perspective was skewed due to the desk...
And possibly the hardest one, that only Joy got. It's Tempus Regina once again - the only bit of the novel written from a male point-of-view. Yes, I did do it to be mean. I'm mildly apologetic. I think personally I would have guessed Wordcrafter.
Well, that wasn't too bad! I'd say you all got seventies or eighties at least. Were there any you were particularly confident on, and have I now thrown you into confusion?
*I'm sorry, but exams are coming up this week and I just can't help it.