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inkblam
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Saddest Deaths

I was browsing youtube yesterday and came across a top ten list of the saddest video game deaths. I figured, hey why not do that for books.This page is for posting the most moving, emotional, and heart-rending deaths of heroic characters from your favorite book.

 

I'll start off by posting this one:

 

Uncle Tom's Cabin: the death of Eva, daughter of St. Clare. 

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5ivedom
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Re: Saddest Deaths

This is a great idea.

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Omnigeek
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Re: Saddest Deaths

Old Yeller

 

Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities

 

Nancy in Oliver Twist

 

Adaon or Ellidyr in The Black Cauldron

 

 

Currently reading: Destiny of the Republic, Angel Fire East, Batman Year One, Appleseed
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petesnook
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Re: Saddest Deaths

The Little Match Girl. My eyes are tearing up just writing this.

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msmoonlite
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Re: Saddest Deaths

Ruby Stokes in A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons. Literally made me cry for days.

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TnTexas
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Re: Saddest Deaths

Beth March in Little Women.

 

Romeo and Juliet in Romeo & Juliet.

 

Prince Rhun and Coll Collfrewer in The High King (last book of the Chronicles of Prydain series)

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bobstro
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Re: Saddest Deaths

Not exactly a hero from one of my favorite books, but I was saddened to read about this, even though it's an old item:

 

http://www.worcesterwired.com/2011/05/29/ben-franklin-bookstore-closed-by-fire/

 

I'd visited that shop, and always meant to hit it again. They had some really great stuff in there.

 

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Re: Saddest Deaths

I really don't want to spoil it, but if anyone has read Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, you'll know what I'm talking about.

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bobstro
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[ Edited ]

I am wondering who's read A Storm of Swords and will ruin season 3 of HBO's Game of Thrones for everybody. You know, because ______ and ______ die.

 

(I won't because a certain popular sci-fi podcast host blurted out who died in Firefly the day before I went to see it.)

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keriflur
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Re: Saddest Deaths


bobstro wrote:

I am wondering who's read A Storm of Swords and will ruin season 3 of HBO's Game of Thrones for everybody. You know, because ______ and ______ die.

 

(I won't because a certain popular sci-fi podcast host blurted out who died in Firefly the day before I went to see it.)


Thanks, and thanks for reminding me that I shouldn't read this thread. I hate being spoiled on books and shows.