In the novel, Halreed uses an anti-air laser to intercept the chaff missile fired by the Break Carrier, as all of the Bright Hopper's weapons are laser-based.
In the novel, upon realizing the Break Carrier's aiming method, Quenser advises Milinda to try to blow the chaff cloud away with her plasma cannons. However, the holes she opens in the cloud are not enough to prevent the Break Carrier from shooting her. Quenser then screams at Milinda to run away like in the anime.
In the novel, Bilany Saronno contacts Froleytia instead of Heivia, informing them of Heivia and the Baby Magnums status. The conversation about her plan goes the same, and afterwards Heivia contacts them.
In the novel, Quenser picks up a PDW instead of a handgun.