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Started by morgan, March 22, 2008, 08:36:19 AM

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Elkhound

Quote from: Shiral on April 12, 2008, 01:42:18 AM
  I often wonder if, after going through the betrothal, Araxie and her sister and perhaps their mother had a late night confab about the whole proposal, and Araxie told her sister how she REALLY felt about the whole thing. Being a king is not simple and being a queen isn't, either. Always wonder if she felt overwhelmed by what she'd sworn to do, or wished she could back out of the whole deal, or if she was going to be queen as a formality  and as a convenient breeder of heirs without a real, sustainable marriage while Kelson was busy canoodling with Rothana, instead. I still wonder if she truly feels Rothana's presence in Rhemuth is that great an idea!

Melissa

Do I smell a fanfic brewing?

Shiral

Quote from: Elkhound on April 16, 2008, 01:44:47 PM
Quote from: Shiral on April 12, 2008, 01:42:18 AM
  I often wonder if, after going through the betrothal, Araxie and her sister and perhaps their mother had a late night confab about the whole proposal, and Araxie told her sister how she REALLY felt about the whole thing. Being a king is not simple and being a queen isn't, either. Always wonder if she felt overwhelmed by what she'd sworn to do, or wished she could back out of the whole deal, or if she was going to be queen as a formality  and as a convenient breeder of heirs without a real, sustainable marriage while Kelson was busy canoodling with Rothana, instead. I still wonder if she truly feels Rothana's presence in Rhemuth is that great an idea!

Melissa

Do I smell a fanfic brewing?

Do Fanfics have a particular scent? =o)

Melissa
You can have a sound mind in a healthy body--Or you can be a nanonovelist!

Mak

Quote from: Shiral on April 28, 2008, 02:09:50 PM

Do Fanfics have a particular scent? =o)

Melissa


Not so much a definable scent.   It's the pheromones!  :D
-Mak

Shiral

Quote from: Mak on April 29, 2008, 09:29:33 AM
Quote from: Shiral on April 28, 2008, 02:09:50 PM

Do Fanfics have a particular scent? =o)

Melissa


Not so much a definable scent.   It's the pheromones!  :D

Good God, do you mean, Haldane SEX????  ;)

Melissa
You can have a sound mind in a healthy body--Or you can be a nanonovelist!

mikegeo

I think KK was in a tough spot when she wrote Kelson's story for KKB.  Although the story takes place 3 years after QSC Kelson acts as if those events were months, not years, ago.  No 18 year old man would have that difficult of a time recovering from Rothana, no matter how much he loved her.  But I think KK wanted to show Kelson's acceptance of Rothana's refusal and his developing love of Araxie all in one book.  Because Liam needed to age 3 years between the books, KKB started 3 years later.  But almost nothing happened in those 3 years, all the dangling plot threads conveniently waited until Liam turned 14.

My biggest criticism of the book is the lack of bringing Araxie more into the story.  I would have loved to see her involved in the Torenthy intrigue and more fully flesh out her character. 

After reading the Codex sections on Torenth it seems like a very interesting place.  I'd look to see more stories centered there.

Elkhound

Some of her other books suffered from cramming enough plot for a trilogy into a single book (ITKS, for example); I think this story could have benefitted from being padded into a trilogy, or at least a duology.

morgan

Hi all! I finally come back here!
I finished to read the book and, actually, I think it left lots of stories and situation uncompleted: Teymouraz, Nigel and his grandson and grandaughters.
But like it, not very much the part of Liam coronation and, before, the training of Kelson, it was a little...boring.

Elkhound

Quote from: Shiral on May 01, 2008, 01:43:54 PM

Good God, do you mean, Haldane SEX????  ;)

Melissa

Of course.  Perhaps even Haldane Porn. 

Imagine a Deryni version of the Kama Sutra, if you will.

Excuse me; I need to be alone for a while.

BalanceTheEnergies

I think it hearkens back to other books: despite the title, there's more going on than just Kelson's marriage problems--KK has a lot of balls in the air in this one.

Elkhound

I agree; and there are so many loose ends that I will be majorly disappointed in her if there is nothing past KKB.

I'd love to fast-forward to the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries, to see what forms the Renaissance, Reformation, and Age of Exploration take in that world.

BalanceTheEnergies

There's some hints in the Codex...Teymuraz went and married a Byzantine princess (and sired heirs). Hmm... "byzantine" is a byword for complication and intrigue. I shouldn't be surprised if Kelric grows up to help cope with a Byzantine invasion of both Torenth and Gwynedd...

derynifanatic64

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According to the Codex, the Byzantines of the Deryni world ruled much of the land that now makes up the 11 Kingdoms.  I would like to see a 21st Century Deryni story to see how the 11 Kingdoms compare to our world.
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Alien

Quote from: Shiral on March 29, 2008, 06:33:28 PM
   I do agree that Araxie should have required a little more winning over from Kelson.Melissa
I believe that there was a lot more winning over done, but it was off stage, done by Rothana. At least that's what I remember reading, without having the book in front of me now.