Week 13 | La Ciudad de las Bestias


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Chapter Start date Title End page Pgs in Ch. Wk #
14 10 Jun Las Bestias 224 16 13

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Still a little bit of setup before things start moving, but we should be getting close, I feel. Real curious how this is all going to start going down.

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I felt the same, we’re building towards a conclusion now. Will be interesting to see how this all resolves. Alex to save his mother’s life?

We finally reached La ciudad de las Bestias! Not unexpectedly they are kinder and less ferocious than we had imagined, but surprisingly able to talk and communicate as well. A strange council with the children and Walimai. While there is lots of magic here, there is a very real understanding of the reality of the situation, and Alex very aware of the threat to the Indians and these creatures.


I was really surprised when they turned out to be giant (humongous) sloths! A very interesting direction for the bestias, I thought.