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Re: Deadhouse Gates - Finished!
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2017, 04:15:19 PM »
What did everybody think of Felisin? I tried real hard to feel sorry for her but she was just so harsh and mean spirited that I began to hate her.

It's interesting, because you really want to like her at the beginning because she's related to Paran, and seems so sympathetic, but the further it goes along the more I disliked her because while she makes understandable decisions, they're all the selfish or otherwise 'wrong' decisions. I mean, the drug abuse and essentially becoming the pit master's sex slave are at the level of 'unpalatable,' but the fact she blames everyone else for her problems, especially her hatred for Heboric and Baudin who are trying to help her the entire time, is what pushes it over the edge.

I don't know if it is acceptable to post in these threads, but I feel I must defend Felisin.
My personal background makes me want to hug Felisin all the way to the end. She is so totally broken, and just to stay alive in her twisted circumstances she does what she feels she needs to do, trusting the "wrong" people, lashing out at the "right" people. Indifferent to casually helpful people. Personally, I think Erikson did a wonderful job portraying this thoroughly broken woman. It would take a lot of patience in nurturing her back to a mended person, but then things happened.
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Re: Deadhouse Gates - Finished!
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2017, 09:24:21 PM »
Sure you can! Fore away at those threads as much as you like. :)
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Re: Deadhouse Gates - Finished!
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 02:09:11 PM »
What did everybody think of Felisin? I tried real hard to feel sorry for her but she was just so harsh and mean spirited that I began to hate her.

It's interesting, because you really want to like her at the beginning because she's related to Paran, and seems so sympathetic, but the further it goes along the more I disliked her because while she makes understandable decisions, they're all the selfish or otherwise 'wrong' decisions. I mean, the drug abuse and essentially becoming the pit master's sex slave are at the level of 'unpalatable,' but the fact she blames everyone else for her problems, especially her hatred for Heboric and Baudin who are trying to help her the entire time, is what pushes it over the edge.

I don't know if it is acceptable to post in these threads...

Well, YEAH, but preferably you'd be reviving old threads to agree with me.  ;D

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Re: Deadhouse Gates - Finished!
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 08:11:41 AM »
Finished!! After reading several hours yesterday, hehe
And wow!

I just felt so empty and sad and angry and frustrated at the end of the Chain of Dogs march - the sheer pointlessness of it all, the extent of the betrayal, the way some people in top positions just sacrifice everyone below them to maintain their own importance....
 :'(
After that Duiker's death was just another nail in the coffin, so when I found out he's not really dead after all and the little flask contains him, I just couldn't muster enough excitement about it. Happy yes, but the rest was just too much.
The same with Coltaine, his death and now his rebirth...
I actually had to stop reading for a bit after all the deaths...

And Salk Elan as Pearl! I did not see that coming
(and sorry, but that name does NOT belong to a male bad-ass person, I just can't take him seriously when he's talking as 'Pearl' ::))

Felisin now Sha'ik, but not really! And the Felisin from the poems isn't the one we've been reading about, it's her adopted daughter!!

And the Bridgeburners as undercover for the Empire!!

It's just plots within plots within plots!

I also really liked how the whole book stressed on convergence, the same as GotM.

Just one question: I can't remember who the 1300 children that Kalam and Minala have now, I only remember the one that now rides with Apt :-[

Tonight I'll start Memories of Ice ;D
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Re: Deadhouse Gates - Finished!
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2018, 08:38:01 AM »
Well done ScarletBea. You only have another nineteen to go. :P
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