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I'm done! I've been done!

...anyone here to talk spoilers?

Date: 5/24/17 05:27 pm (UTC)
mollyringle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mollyringle
I'm done too! SPOILERS:

I predicted that it was Costis, even when he said "Aris." (Then of course the "punching the king" thing made it pretty clear.) :D

I also predicted that the kitchen boy was Gen, because we knew he liked to infiltrate the palace and it just sounded like him.

But I did not predict that Nahusaresh was actually alive! I bought the death from the start (because doesn't everyone want to kill him?).

And I did not predict the miscarriage. *heartbreak* However, I now firmly believe Gitta Kingsdaughter (on the back-cover inside map) is their daughter who is next born.

There. My quick thoughts. :D

Date: 5/24/17 11:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mollyringle
Oh yes, the handwriting clued me in too! We know he helped Costis study the Mede language. :)

I pretty much thought everything that happened for the first third of the book was Gen's doing, so I assumed the wine merchant was one of his guys too. But later I began suspecting the gods. Actually, thinking about it, the gods have a much less obvious hand in this one than in the other books so far. That is, in this one they really seem to be fellow humans, and it's only via later interpretation that we see they were gods. In Gen's adventures (and Helen's and Sophos'), the gods are much more uncanny and obviously god-like. Shattering windows and all that.

I don't know if the Gitta Kingsdaughter bit was in the ebook, since it's only on the graphic of the map, which is here: http://sounis.livejournal.com/683860.html
Fan theories now are going crazy of course!

Date: 5/25/17 04:23 am (UTC)
mollyringle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mollyringle
True, Kamet is much more skeptical. And yes, the Sounis LJ community is hopping these days!
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