This week’s questions were provided by Ashley from SF Signal (or twitter @ohthatashley). And this week I finally had time to read the section in peace and I can post my answers on Saturday! It makes me feel like I’m getting back control over my life. 😉
The only problem I’m now having is stopping at the designated place and not reading on (but I knew that would happen).
So, here are the questions and my answers:
1. Locke and Jean’s ability to find themselves at the center of a serious mess seems unparalleled. At this point, do you think that Stragos will get the return he expects on his investment in them?
He, he. No. 🙂
Or, at least not in the way Stragos might have imagined it. I can’t help but think that whatever plan Jean and Locke hatch to deal with Stragos, it won’t work and also that Stragos’ idea will backfire on him exactly beacuse he used Jean and Locke.
2. Merrain’s activities after our boys leave Windward Rock are interesting. What do you think her plans are?
Ok, I was very upset when I read that. For some reason I thought she might help them in the future but now I see they are better off without her help.
I wonder who is she working for?
3. Does anyone know why having cats aboard the ship is so important?
Hmm, I have no idea. Possibly because they are adroit so they add to the good vibrations of the ship? And are rumoured to have 9 lives so might share some of that as well with the crew?
4. The word “mutiny” creates a lot of mental pictures. Were you surprised? Why or why not?
Well, at that point, no, but before that I actually thought they might manage it. 🙂 Running the ship by themselves. (eternal optimist is what I am)
I was surprised at Locke’s inventiveness as to how come they ended in that situation -I shouldn’t be at this point but I still am. 🙂
5. Ah, the Poison Orchid. So many surprises there, not the least of which were the captain’s children. Did you find the young children a natural part of the story?
I was a bit surprised, I must say. Which makes me now feel I’m prejudiced. Why shouldn’t a successful woman warrior want children and have them along with her on her ship? I do wonder who the father(s) might be. And if that part of the story fits with something else later on…
6. Jean is developing more and more as a character as we get further in to the book. Ezri makes the comment to him that “Out here, the past is a currency, Jerome. Sometimes it’s the only one we have.” I think several interesting possibilities are coming into play regarding Jean and Ezri. What about you?
Interesting you should say that about Jean, I noticed for some time that I keep refering to our duo as Jean and Locke, it sounds more natural to me. I wonder why. 🙂
This question ties in with what I’m thinking about the children, is their part of the story important for that currency of the past?
And I’m startting to wonder if it’s possible that Ezri is the reason for that strange situation from the prologue? I mean, Jean did warn Locke at the end of chapter 10…
7. As we close down this week’s reading, the Thorn of Camorr is back! I love it, even with all the conflict. Several things from their Camorri background have come back up. Do you think we will see more Camorri characters?
It was so funny to read Locke’s train of thoughts and then see what everyone else thought of his actions. 🙂 But I’m glad Thorn is back (even though he only seems to appear when the situation is practically out of control) and I can’t even guess if we’re going to see more Camorri characters – I’d love to, but I have no idea where we’re going with the story at this point.
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