'Twas not expecting that. It happened off-screen, which irks me because all the action in this book seems to happen off-screen (aside from one or two minor fight scenes), but I wasn't expecting the author to have the stones to make the decision he did.
And yeah, yeah, vague post, yadda, yadda... I'm trying not to spoil nuthin' and give the author credit for drawing me back in. SO SHUDDUP!