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Scott Lynch's THORN OF EMBERLAIN

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14 hours ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

So, I’m re-reading LoLL.  Why would Locke agree to go to Raven’s Reach with the Salvaras in the first place.  He knows they know he’s running a con because he told them he was.  Shouldn’t he have been suspicious that something was up when Don Salvara claimed to be tapped out?  Wasn’t that a huge tell?  Didn’t the GB’s thoughly research their target before starting their game?

I reread Lies a couple of years ago (when Thorn was supposed to be released), and I thought that was explained completely?  I have a wicked head-cold right now, so details are fuzzy.

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7 minutes ago, RedEyedGhost said:

I reread Lies a couple of years ago (when Thorn was supposed to be released), and I thought that was explained completely?  I have a wicked head-cold right now, so details are fuzzy.

It is sort of papered over when Locke, recovering from being sealed inside a barrel of horsepiss and reeling from the deaths of his friends says that "this is exactly what Chains would have wanted them to achieve".  Locke and Jean also desperately needed money at that point. 

That said, I still have to wonder what he thought he would gain by going there.  I still think Don Salvara claiming he couldn't give Fehrwight another few thousand Crowns was tipping his hand.  Locke should have known the Don wasn't really tapped out and that this was problematic given that they had told the Salvaras that they were attempting to steal from them when they pretended to be Midnighters.  

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16 hours ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

So, I’m re-reading LoLL.  Why would Locke agree to go to Raven’s Reach with the Salvaras in the first place.  He knows they know he’s running a con because he told them he was.  Shouldn’t he have been suspicious that something was up when Don Salvara claimed to be tapped out?  Wasn’t that a huge tell?  Didn’t the GB’s thoughly research their target before starting their game?

Wouldn't part of the reason be that Locke *really* wants to check out Raven's Reach? It's too exclusive an offer to pass up.

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4 minutes ago, The Wedge said:

Wouldn't part of the reason be that Locke *really* wants to check out Raven's Reach? It's too exclusive an offer to pass up.

Not if it ends up with him in the Palace of Patience.  Perhaps this can be chalked up to his instincts being very poor in that particular context.  His arrogance getting the better of him.

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3 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

Not if it ends up with him in the Palace of Patience.  Perhaps this can be chalked up to his instincts being very poor in that particular context.  His arrogance getting the better of him.

This is not an isolated case with Locke. :)

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Scott has been talking on his Twitter feed about ToE, confirming that:

There's a new gay character in the book and he's keen on not messing up his characterisation.

He is also massively open and honest here about what happens when he's finishing and editing a book and the stress and anxiety which it puts him under (he states it is far worse than when he was a firefighter in actual hazardous situations). It explains a lot about why his estimates for finishing the book seem to go out the window as he gets closer and closer to the end.

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18 minutes ago, Werthead said:

Scott has been talking on his Twitter feed about ToE, confirming that:

 

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There's a new gay character in the book and he's keen on not messing up his characterisation.

 

He is also massively open and honest here about what happens when he's finishing and editing a book and the stress and anxiety which it puts him under (he states it is far worse than when he was a firefighter in actual hazardous situations). It explains a lot about why his estimates for finishing the book seem to go out the window as he gets closer and closer to the end.

Thank you for sharing.  That makes a lot of sense.

Mr. Lynch, 

If you happen to peruse this thread I love your work and hope your situation improves.  I’m looking forward to TToE. 

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Poor guy, those mental health challenges sound brutal. 

Eagerly awaiting ToE on any particular time frame that works out. I still think it will come out before Winds of Winter or the Rofhfuss book. 

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I have a lot of admiration for Lynch and his openness/honesty. I am glad his therapy is proceeding well too

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On ‎2‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 0:10 PM, Vaughn said:

Poor guy, those mental health challenges sound brutal. 

Eagerly awaiting ToE on any particular time frame that works out. I still think it will come out before Winds of Winter or the Rofhfuss book. 

Sadly, I do too.

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15 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

I don't believe the Rothfuss book will come out...ever.

I don't believe the Martin book will come out... ever.

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