SpoilerSpace II (Still No Peeking)

Posted: April 8th, 2011 under Spoiler Space.

I’ve noticed a couple of problems with spoiler comments showing up in more recent threads, so…here’s a nice, fresh SpoilerSpace at the top of the list.   All comments that contain content from Kings of the North are  welcome here (and in the first Spoiler Space, if you prefer.  Either one.)   Please do not discuss events, new information on characters, etc. from this book outside of Spoiler Space threads until further notice.  It really bothers some people who haven’t read the book yet.


  • Comment by Mike D — June 6, 2011 @ 4:09 pm


    On the “4 Dukes in Tsia” answer above, ch 3 seems to say that Gerstad “never leaves home” is a duke too.
    But the copy editor should have queried the numbers on the previous page too – 8, 5 left, 2 died out, but now 4+1

  • Comment by Jenn — June 13, 2011 @ 6:02 pm


    You know I love how Arvid’s mantra seems to be: “I am not a thief”. Now that he is hearing a voice… will he be adding: “I am not a Girdsman!” ?

    I wonder which will annoy him more?

  • Comment by Antoine — June 16, 2011 @ 3:56 am


    Well for me Arvid is definetly not a thief either.
    I see him rather as an assassin/enforcer for the thieves guild.

    I admit that the voices in the head of some characters are a really nice touch. Loved Falk talking to Dorrin for example. Not sure it is Gird actually talking to Arvid, albeit it wouldn’t surprise me, the way Paks claimed that perhaps Gird didn’t want the Assassin’s guild being destroyed.

  • Comment by elizabeth — June 16, 2011 @ 10:13 pm


    Antoine: What shapes Arvid’s response is his own notion of who’s talking in his head. What the writer knows about who it really is may become clearer in later books.

    Laura: The only really bad thing about crowds is that with that many people from so many places, there’s a high probability of getting con crud. I thought maybe I’d escaped, but this morning woke up with the obvious symptoms thereof. Throat, nose, chest, cough, etc. Bleh.

  • Comment by Daniel Glover — August 16, 2011 @ 7:12 pm


    OK, so this thread is probably getting limited viewership at the moment but I just finished “Judgement” in “Moonflights” for the first time. I do not want to be anywhere near Pargun after KotN. There are still hundreds of little ‘uns somewhere. And the Dragon is going to go render justice.

    Also, the story got me to wondering just how often the singers are called on to sing away memories in humans so that such things don’t happen very often. After all, the singers said the forest in Pargun was “alien” and they don’t go there. So memories of dragon eggs can live on.

    But then, the singers singing away memories too often may be why the gods are intervening more directly. Mmmmm.

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 16, 2011 @ 8:04 pm


    Parts of Pargun will be seriously unhealthy for a long time. How long I don’t know.

    The destruction of Achrya will improve some things there, as well as elsewhere, but there remains the little’uns, though not for as long as you might think.

    Memories are weird…they’re valuable, but they’re also traps, or can be.

  • Comment by Richard — September 12, 2011 @ 3:50 am


    “Arcolin finally got his head straight (thanks in part to Dorrin)” (blog Aug 25 re Book IV)

    Dorrin Verrakai, Duke
    Dorrin Verrakai, Auntie
    Dorrin Verrakai, Agony Aunt?!

    “Dear Dorrin, the trees all hate me ‘cos my boyfriend’s granny distrusts my dad”…

    I love the “Auntie Dorrin” moment. What a brilliant instance of a paladin’s quest it is. Taken in conjunction with the book before’s last conversation between Paks and Dorrin.

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