collapse

Author Topic: Finally read it! My reaction to the book...  (Read 10739 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Elkhound

  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 1807
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Favorite Book: The King's Justice
  • Favorite Character: Denis Arilan
Re: Finally read it! My reaction to the book...
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2014, 08:47:41 am »
I think that Connell went wrong through jealousy of Dhugal.  As Kelson's first cousin about the same age, he expected to be Kelson's surrogate brother and confidant, and when he was displaced by Dhugall--a total outsider to both the Royal Family and to the Kingdom's central power structure--he just couldn't stand it.

Of course, he was an arrogant, entitled jerk who didn't understand that most of his troubles were of his own making.  But I agree that he wasn't quite a sociopath; we never hear of him as a child setting fires, wetting the bed, or torturing animals.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 11:31:18 am by Elkhound »

Offline revanne

  • Community Supporter
  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 1776
  • Karma: 17
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: King Javan's Year
  • Favorite Character: Father Joram MacRorie
Re: Finally read it! My reaction to the book...
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2014, 11:27:04 am »
I love it when we see things totally differently. I think Dhugal comes back into Kelson's affections because Conall behaves like such a jerk on the expedition, although I admit that Conall might have cause for jealousy thereafter. But the signs are already there

I do wonder though whether Nigel is simply too good to live up to... does the man have no failings!
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

Offline Elkhound

  • Baron
  • *
  • Posts: 1807
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Favorite Book: The King's Justice
  • Favorite Character: Denis Arilan
Re: Finally read it! My reaction to the book...
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2014, 11:35:01 am »
I love it when we see things totally differently. I think Dhugal comes back into Kelson's affections because Conall behaves like such a jerk on the expedition, although I admit that Conall might have cause for jealousy thereafter. But the signs are already there.

Well, yes; if it hadn't been Dhugal to displace Conall in Kelson's affections it might have been someone else, given Conall's personality.  Or, alternatively, Conall would have remained as Kelson's right-hand-man but without the real warm affection; but Conall would have done his duty and done it well.

I also agree that sending Conall away might have been problematic for the reasons cited, although I still maintain that it would have been good for him.

Offline tenworld

  • Royal Squire
  • *
  • Posts: 198
  • Karma: 4
  • Gender: Male
Re: Finally read it! My reaction to the book...
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2014, 02:51:09 pm »

I do wonder though whether Nigel is simply too good to live up to... does the man have no failings!

Would Nigel be ruthless enough to be king? He is a perfect Uncle/adviser but is he decisive?  Or maybe installing the Haldane potential would change him?

Offline Raksha the Demon

  • Page
  • *
  • Posts: 55
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Favorite Book: The Quest for Saint Camber
  • Favorite Character: Kelson Haldane
Re: Finally read it! My reaction to the book...
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2014, 03:43:35 pm »
I love it when we see things totally differently. I think Dhugal comes back into Kelson's affections because Conall behaves like such a jerk on the expedition, although I admit that Conall might have cause for jealousy thereafter. But the signs are already there

I do wonder though whether Nigel is simply too good to live up to... does the man have no failings!

I've always liked Nigel; but he does have failings.  It was rather cruel of him to refuse to have anything to do with Conall's innocent infant children after Conall's execution; though I think Nigel did so because he felt guilt and sorrow and anger over Conall's treachery, not out of anger at the children.  But aside from that one aberration, Nigel would indeed a hard act to live up to for any of his sons.

 


* Discord

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Recent Posts

Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Jerusha
[February 20, 2020, 06:34:39 pm]


MOVED: The use of Deryni/Adept magic/psychic techniques in the real world by Bynw
[February 20, 2020, 04:56:10 pm]


Re: The use of Deryni/Adept magic/psychic techniques in the real world by reiki deryni
[February 20, 2020, 02:32:06 pm]


The use of Deryni/Adept magic/psychic techniques in the real world by reiki deryni
[February 20, 2020, 02:29:04 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by DerynifanK
[February 20, 2020, 12:38:12 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Laurna
[February 20, 2020, 12:29:37 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Demercia
[February 20, 2020, 12:15:10 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by revanne
[February 20, 2020, 01:49:13 am]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by HoundMistress
[February 19, 2020, 10:38:40 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Laurna
[February 19, 2020, 10:28:38 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Jerusha
[February 19, 2020, 09:03:40 pm]


Re: Happy Birthday, TheDeryni! by Shiral
[February 19, 2020, 07:50:20 pm]


Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread by Bynw
[February 19, 2020, 06:21:26 pm]


Re: Ghosts of the Past by Jerusha
[February 19, 2020, 04:09:03 pm]


Re: Happy Birthday, TheDeryni! by Bynw
[February 19, 2020, 02:47:02 pm]

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 11
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:

* Discord

* Top Poster

Laurna Laurna
20 Posts
Jerusha Jerusha
16 Posts
Bynw Bynw
15 Posts
DerynifanK DerynifanK
14 Posts
HoundMistress HoundMistress
14 Posts

* Most Karma

Evie Evie
Karma: 29
Jerusha Jerusha
Karma: 27
DesertRose DesertRose
Karma: 25
Laurna Laurna
Karma: 19
revanne revanne
Karma: 17

* Online Time

DesertRose DesertRose
125d 14h 35m
Evie Evie
123d 9h 12m
TheDeryni TheDeryni
116d 1h 15m
Bynw Bynw
63d 8h 54m
AnnieUK AnnieUK
53d 22h 51m

* Forum Staff

Bynw admin Bynw
Administrator
DesertRose admin DesertRose
Administrator
Evie admin Evie
Administrator
Shiral gmod Shiral
Zipper Sister
Unicorn636 gmod Unicorn636
Requiem
Laurna gmod Laurna
Community Supporter
revanne gmod revanne
Community Supporter
DerynifanK gmod DerynifanK
Community Supporter
gmod Jax
Community Supporter
HoundMistress gmod HoundMistress
Community Supporter
KK gmod KK
Our Queen
gmod Alkari
Community Supporter
AnnieUK gmod AnnieUK
Community Supporter
Jerusha gmod Jerusha
Community Supporter

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 334
  • stats Total Posts: 22894
  • stats Total Topics: 2289
  • stats Total Categories: 14
  • stats Total Boards: 137
  • stats Most Online: 930

* Calendar

February 2020
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 [21] 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

No calendar events were found.
SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal