So, we’re into week 4 and there is only one week left and I admit, I read the book last weekend. 🙂 I just couldn’t stop.
This week’s questions are provided by Ashley of SF Signal and here they are with my answers:
1. In the chapter “A Curious Tale for Countess Amberglass” we learn of the tradition of the night tea in Camorr. I found that not so much fantastical as realistic – how about you?
I found it intriguing as it made me realize the women are very important to the smooth running of Camorr. Hm! That does make it realistic quite a lot. 🙂
2. When Jean meets with what will become the Wicked Sisters for the first time, the meeting is described very much like how people feel when they find their true work or home. Agree? Disagree? Some of both?
True work? True love? It does seem like he’s found himself. I am enjoying his character immensely, especially since he’s the one you are most likely to overlook (along with the rather small and thin Locke), and of the most deadly opponents to face.
3. Salt devils. Bug. Jean. The description is intense. Do you find that description a help in visualizing the scene? Do you find yourself wishing the description was occasionally – well – a little less descriptive?
Oh, yes, it certainly helps with visualization. And keeping one at the edge of the seat (or wherever you’re reading).
And I did wish there were some less descriptive parts as I really felt awful seeing them in my head. Which brings me to the obvious conclusion they were extremely well done.
4. This section has so much action in it, it’s hard to find a place to pause. But…but.. oh, Locke. Oh, Jean. On their return to the House of Perelandro, their world is turned upside down. Did you see it coming?
Oh no, I did not! As a matter of fact, the end of the previous section had me read further to see what happens and I read to just somewhere about here. Which is why I was so UPSET last week with Mr. Lynch.
I learned to live with it, as someone last week mentioned Jean makes it into book 2, so that made me feel a bit better.
5. Tavrin Callas’s service to the House of Aza Guilla is recalled at an opportune moment, and may have something to do with saving a life or three. Do you believe Chains knew what he set in motion? Why or why not?
Good question. I wish I knew more about Chains to answer it. 🙂 I think we are going to learn more about Chains and his motives (I sincerely hope so) as that seems to be the way the books are written – you learn everything at the right moment.
I see this more as good thinking on Mr. Lynch’s part. 😉
And it obviously fits Jean.
6. As Locke and Jean prepare for Capa Raza, Dona Vorchenza’s remark that the Thorn of Camorr has never been violent – only greedy and resorting to trickery – comes to mind again. Will this pattern continue?
I do believe Dona Vorchenza was correct and when I read that, I instantly had a high opionion of her. But honestly, after someone murders what is obviously your family even if you’re not blood related, I would never expect Locke to remain non-violent. I’m sure in any other scenario, he would be because his intelligence is best displayed in complicated schemes.
7. Does Locke Lamora or the Thorn of Camorr enter Meraggio’s Countinghouse that day? Is there a difference?
I’d say Locke Lamora tries to enter twice but then it’s the Thorn who actually manages to make things possible. Or, more precisely, at the point when Locke has the plan in his head, the one that sounds more like a true Thorn plan, that is when it works.
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