RadagastWiz

RadagastWiz

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11 hours ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

He's certainly one of the more unique characters in fantasy, given everything he does and goes through; I can't say I fully understand or empathize with his story, but it's still a fascinating read.

18 hours ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Obelis... · 0 replies · +3 points

Very much a non-eventful infodump chapter, but still enjoyable. And that reveal of a single word, much like 'moon' at the end of the last book, seems to open up possibilities the reader didn't previously consider.

2 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Obelis... · 0 replies · +5 points

>jub vf gur irezva va guvf zrgncube

Znex frrzf gb unir cvpxrq uhznaf sbe guvf; n tbbq rabhtu thrff, tvira gurl cvpxrq gur fgbar rngref nf gurve crefrphgbef. Ubjrire gurl'ir sbetbggra nabgure tebhc urer: Thneqvnaf.

4 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Obelis... · 0 replies · +8 points

Lerna naming her 'Essun Rogga Castrima' was not an intentional use of the slur as such, but as a caste name; Ykka uses it for herself, so I presume he was taking her lead.

1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +2 points

I never realized that about years! I'll need to recalculate some things...

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Obelis... · 0 replies · +5 points

Each picks up about where we last saw the character, a bit earlier in Nassun's case to fill in her background and personality more (as we never *saw* her in the first book).

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Obelis... · 0 replies · +9 points

I love that Essun now has a Teacher Voice to call on when required. Gives her a better dynamic with Alabaster.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Obelis... · 0 replies · +3 points

>Essun will join forces with Ykka, Tonkee, and many others to begin to dismantle and overthrow the hold of the Fulcrum on the world.

The Fulcrum itself is a melted glob in a smoking, bubbling rent in the earth. But I guess Mark means the societal influence, the systems it created.

>Ol gur raq bs gur obbx, V’yy svaq bhg gung Fpunssn fheivirq Flravgr’f nggnpx ba gur jngre.

Zhpu fbbare guna gur raq! Gubhtu 'fheivirq' vf n gevpxl grez.

>V nyfb oryvrir Rffha jvyy svaq ure qnhtugre naq Wvwn ol gur raq bs gur obbx.

Lbh'q guvax...

>V guvax Rffha jvyy xvyy ure uhfonaq.

...lrnu, gung jbhyq or gur glcvpny aneengvir ebhgr. Wrzvfva vf tbbq ng nibvqvat gung.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Fifth ... · 1 reply · +6 points

If you go back to the Prologue, you can clearly see Alabaster as the figure destroying Yumenes - he's alongside a white Stone Eater, he calls on the might of his 'fellow slaves', and reaches 'up for power' - from one or more obelisks. This chapter confirms it, but the clues are all there.

So Alabaster has a scythe-like weapon from a... spinel?

2 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Fifth ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Be n zber cevzny, onfny sbepr gb cynpngr...