- Between the difficulty (my own fault, actually) in acquiring the
books, and my innate slowness in reading, coupled with a desire to
relish every word and cherish it, since it may be awhile before there
are more new ones to cherish, I am finally finished with To Ride a
Rathorn (and the bonus book, Blood and Ivory, which I had not been
able to afford for a long time). So now that everyone else is talked
out, I am ready to go<G>. I found this book to be the best, and
easiest to read, since Godstalk, though that one is still my favourite
of the series, and TRaR left fewer questions in my mind than any since
GS also. Now, all there is is waiting for the obviously needed
finishing book. That was the only weakness in the book, IMO, that it
left so many threads still so tangled, while only partially resolving
the one that was the major theme of the book. Can't wait to see what
is next, and I just hope it makes it out before I am too old to care<G>.
- --- In email@example.com, Heather Hunt <nikkiflinn@...> wrote:
>use of it does tend to coincide with Jame and her various scrapes.
> I will admit that Tori has his own power, but you can't deny his new
Destruction of the old makes way for Creation of the new so, yes.
But part of this is simply that we are seeing this principally as
Jame's story, and haven't seen much of Tori aside from that.
Tori has his own power, certainly. He had become Highlord by sheer
force of personality, three years before Jame re-entered his life,
without Ganth's ring or sword to affirm his identity. The other
highborn may have rationalized this a "buying a season of peace from
blood-feuds", but I believe it is simply a manifestation of his sheer
power. Remember he has more Kendar bound to him personally than any
other lord in the Kencyrath.
> True, Tori did seek out his bound after the battles which means atActually, I see this more as him doing what he thinks a good officer
> some level he's starting to come to terms with who and what he is.
does, a glimpse at what made him a respected Hundred-Commander and
later Commandant of the Southern Host. Sure, it is his bond to his
Kendar he is following, but does he really think about that? Most
lords don't realize that they are Shanir. Tori certainly doesn't, and
avoids thinking about things that might indicate otherwise.