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Re: OK I see. Legolas Send a noteboard - 01/07/2010 12:52:27 PM
Thanks for the explanation. Ugh.

I'm glad I never got involved in this series - this is the type of rider that people read to escape?

What did she do to bring this on?


It's a good series, on the whole, but yes, it has enough gruesome moments that I'd hesitate to recommend it to some people. It's not sensationalistic about it, and the perpetrators tend to get their due, sometimes in equally horrible ways, but still. One could call Erikson escapist in a way, I suppose, as it's definitely not high literature, but it's both too complex (by far) and too dark to really fit that description.

And er, she didn't do much really. She is the wife of the leader of the people, creating resentment among various people who think they should be leader instead, and is perceived as arrogant and a slut (prior to her marriage, anyway; it doesn't help that her husband is a foreigner). When her husband goes around the bend and decides killing himself is the best course of action (as you can tell, I'd have to disagree...), the vacuum of power results in some kind of Night of the Long Knives, with various murders and Hetan's hobbling.
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Erikson's Dust of Dreams (no real spoilers) - 01/07/2010 12:21:07 AM 5108 Views
Excellent review. Strengthens my resolve to reread at least part of TtH before starting. Thanks. *NM* - 01/07/2010 02:08:40 AM 961 Views
You don't need to reread TtH, actually. Reaper's Gale is much more relevant. - 01/07/2010 09:44:43 AM 1252 Views
But I didn't like Reaper's Gale. *NM* - 02/07/2010 02:30:01 AM 714 Views
I feel your pain, then. *NM* - 02/07/2010 09:46:24 AM 697 Views
Good review, thanks! *major spoilers* - 01/07/2010 05:34:59 AM 1561 Views
What enraged me was the blatantly sexist treatment of... (Spoilers!) - 01/07/2010 06:09:21 AM 1868 Views
Yes, that was the main thing I was getting at with the "strong stomach" comment. - 01/07/2010 09:58:14 AM 1799 Views
The thing is... - 01/07/2010 04:51:22 PM 1361 Views
I keep hearing about this 'Hobbling of Hetan'. - 01/07/2010 12:16:39 PM 2087 Views
Okay... (spoilers, obviously, and yes it is gruesome). - 01/07/2010 12:30:28 PM 1614 Views
OK I see. *edited for spelling* - 01/07/2010 12:41:16 PM 1325 Views
Re: OK I see. - 01/07/2010 12:52:27 PM 1381 Views
Re: OK I see. - 01/07/2010 01:09:30 PM 1332 Views
Maybe your thesis is just a little too simple, then. - 01/07/2010 01:20:01 PM 1400 Views
It's not really a thesis statement. - 01/07/2010 01:33:03 PM 1335 Views
I knew I was forgetting something... - 01/07/2010 04:57:16 PM 1355 Views
Yeah, agreed. - 02/07/2010 09:50:57 AM 1350 Views
It'll be re-reading that starting in the next couple of days - 01/07/2010 10:11:42 AM 1226 Views
Waiting for Part Two - 28/07/2010 02:47:00 AM 1322 Views

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