- (possible minor spoilers for "Hearts of Woven Shadow")
I find myself fascinated with the Witch of Wilden as an emerging
villain. While recently re-reading "Hearts of Woven Shadow", I came on
this description of her as a young woman:
"Then she unfastened her cloak and let it fall. Beneath it she wore a
tight, black bodice and a full skirt spangled with stars that glinted
as she began slowly to turn, arms out again, long fingers winnowing the
air. She had let her nails grow almost into talons, Ganth noted with a
spasm of nausea..."
I notice her nail length. At first, I wondered if we were to read these
as shanir claws, but those seem not to be mistakeable for anything
else. But does anyone else feel (as I do) that this indicates a desire
to imitate, or emulate, powerful shanir traits she may not herself
- Bane doesn't realize that he and Jame are half-siblings until a good bit of the way into Seeker's Mask. After he "died" and was (apparently) wandering about as a ghost-like being, albeit a rather bloodthirsty one (good for Jame, since he helped reduce the number of Shadow Assassins). I gave reference to the conversation in my previous post, although I got the book wrong. One would assume that Bane would keep this knowledge, despite being dead.Tara
> Additionally, there was the scene between Jame, Bane, and the Master > Assassin in the last book, when the Burnt Man reaches his hand up and grabs > Jame through the fire. "Brother, your choice?" on punishment, Jame asked > Bane, and Bane replied, (I think), "No price, Sister." Before that, I don't > think Bane realized that he and Jame were half siblings._________________________________________________________________
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> From: paal@...
> Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:25:42 -0500
> Subject: Re: [kencyr] Spoilers - "Some things need to be broken"
> Bane thought he was Ishtier's son. Ishtier though had told Jame that Bane
> was the son of the kicked out Highlord. During her berserker flare at
> Ishtier Jame put together Highlord gone into exile and being up in the
> north, with her father--she hadn't realized/known before that he was a Kency
> Highborn lord, and didn't realize she was Highborn until Bane pointed it
> It didn't seem to occur to Bane to ask why his thoughts and Jame's kept
> crossing... not knowing where Jame was from, he had no clue that they were
> related... had he been informed that she had been born in North Kenshold, he
> might have figured out they were related but would probably have thought it
> was via Ishtier...
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> From: "Tara Marshall" <jamethiel9@...>
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> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 8:49 PM
> Subject: RE: [kencyr] Spoilers - "Some things need to be broken"
> I believe that Jame feels herself responsible for Bane's death, considering
> that she freed his soul from Ishtier so he could die, as well as leading the
> mob to him. This responsibility might be enough to condemn her as a
> fratricide in the eyes of the Blind Judge, at least.
> Additionally, there was the scene between Jame, Bane, and the Master
> Assassin in the last book, when the Burnt Man reaches his hand up and grabs
> Jame through the fire. "Brother, your choice?" on punishment, Jame asked
> Bane, and Bane replied, (I think), "No price, Sister." Before that, I don't
> think Bane realized that he and Jame were half siblings.
> As for the future tense, she just had that discussion with
> Kindrie/Preservation. If Tori is Creation, he's the future of the Kencyrath
> (destruction comes first, then preservation to keep the good things, then
> creation to begin anew), but neither of them think he's ready to confront
> the fact that he's Shanir, let alone part of the Tyr-ridan. If creation,
> the renewal of her people is to happen, Jame can't kill her brother, and she
> knows it. And since she loves at least some Kendar (Mark & Brier come to
> mind) well enough to want them free (and thinks her brother probably doesn't
> want to feel bounden and responsible for them anymore), I'm guessing that
> killing Tori is the last thing Jame wants to do.
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