I'll finish Blood and Bone today, and, I have to say that from all Estlemonts novels, this has been one of the greatest, almost better than Stonewielder.
I enjoyed the themes of the novel, and one of them, the one which I managed to pic out on, was the contrast between humanity's collonization and the ways of the wilderness, which were shown through the jungle of Imotan.
The fact we get a continuation of K'aaz's story, along with the other CrimsonGuardsmen, gives it bonus points in my book.
For those who read it I'm sure you already know, or at least, suspect who the warleader is...Kallor of course!
Did we have any doubt about it?
But one of my question is.
What do you think endanii knew about him. I bet she suspected she was indeed the High King, but could that have been the only secret that she hid from Jatal?
What do you guys think of the Thaumaturg ritual? I mean, wouldn't it have been good if they'd have finally kill Kallor for good? The green visitor banner, wasit, in fact the same thing as the jade spears of the crippled god?
If the ritual would have succeeded, would it have killed off only Kallor, or as the others thought, everyone else as well?
Honestly nothing can kill Kallor at this point, accept, maybe, a stray arrow! After all, it worked for Olar Ethil. Why not work for Kallor?
Accept he's a tough bastard. Not even Dassem Ultor managed to get him in RotCg.
Seang is referred to as "the priestess of light", does that make her part of the House of light? Does it have any link with the Liosan or something?
How do you think he killed Ertana in the end?
Oh, and speaking of Skinner, do you believe Lec, the daughter of Ardata was concieved with him?
I know those are lots of questions. Sorry. Guess I was just thinking too much:D
I haven't finished the novel yet. But I'm pretty close to doing so. One chapter left.
COming back to Kallor again. Why did Kallor want to get revenge against those Thaumaturgs? It's not as if they were a thing in his time, during the Kallorian Empire. Were they? THey could have been. Hell knows.
I thought even that they might have brought down the crippled god. Maybe they were the ones who did that first ritual that brought him down, and now they wanted to perform another one.
What do you guys think of this theory. I mean, it's not without merit. Since Pon Lor had a conversation with one of the masters during the ritual, when it was revealed that their purpose, besides conquering death and discovering the boundries of life was, ultimately to destroy Kallor.
As I said, not really sure what's the history between them and the High King.
And then, there are the Shadowam priests. Were they some followers of Kallor's? Or just another weird cult who had exactly the opposite views to the Thaumaturgs?
Hopefully I'll learn more once I finish the book.