How was King Nicholas killed in Airman by Eoin Colfer?

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In Airman by Eoin Colfer, Chapters 4 and 5, King Nicholas meets his death along with Victor Vigny when Marshall Hugo Bonvilain carries out a horrible plot to assassinated the King by shooting him. The hero, Conor, witnesses the terrible enactment from the castle keep atop the turret and rushes down in deep disguise trying to save Nicholas from murder by shooting at Bonvilain's hands.