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  1. RobertOfTheHouseBaratheon

    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    Glokta doesn't "prefer to be alive" indeed he welcomes death in some scenes in the first trilogy. To him life is a game, he had that world view before he was crippled and sticks to it. In Last Argument of Kings in his conversation with Sult he tells him he'll serve Bayaz and see if he can't wriggle himself free of the restraints. Defeated is exactly the time to side with Khalul, to do so before Ghurkal was destroyed he'd be trading one master for another. Defeated and possibly injured Khalul will be in no position to take Bayaz's place. Ghurkal is v different to Khalul, the same reason we can't blame Bayaz for every thing the Union army does. It's Hardy Bayaz to blame for all the deaths at the Battle at the High Places for example
  2. RobertOfTheHouseBaratheon

    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    Glokta doesn't fear death though, we've seen inside his head in the first trilogy. His biggest fear is that Bayaz will get Sabine involved. Sabine who as you say is doing well in the Union and so prime to be used. Khalul is not Gurkhal, Ghurkal is gone and Glokta never dismissed what the Emporer had to say despite what they had done. Now if Khalul was able to give an eater as Sabine's protector (Ishri/Zuri) he may be willing to act.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    I think Leo is gay not bisexual. In his sex scene with Sabine, like with Rikke he is constantly trying to convince himself he likes them. There is even so weird missing mummy shouting at him vibe with Sabine. The man has never found himself attracted to girls but he enjoys the macho culture which bedding woman is a part. Selest he loves the attention she is giving him, the man makes Jezal look humble. On your Sulfur point I'd say no, we've seen him trusted to perform all sorts of tasks on his own in previous books. He's the Tanner in the first trilogy as well as preparing the way for Bayaz plus he's in Styria without sign of Bayaz in BSC. And I noticed he has had a promotion since then, he's considered a full blown Magus by Bayaz now rather than Bayaz's servant. The subservient relationship between the men doesn't seem to have changed but we can assume it means he's trusted with even more independance in his tasks.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    I must admit I thought it was Carlot at first. Decided against it in the end as I'm not sure why she'd come back to the Union hut who knows
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    I never got that from the Heroes, Jallenhorm makes blunders early but the Union soldiers show themselves to be extremely effective soldiers against the Northmen especially as all the ground is against them. The other big mistake is Mitterick and Felnigg's tiff but half of that is Calder's luck to get hold of the orders. The climb up to The Children with Northmen dug in was quite the feat.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    Both new characters, clearly Broad is a refined Union Bloody Nine, I expect more focus on the trauma that made him as he is and less force of nature. Clover is retconed to be at all the events of the books like Craw was in The Heroes but he is new. He seems a northern Cosca with less suave and more brutality as you would expect.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    First bit, I didn't see Calder as bringing the lad into anything, he just happened to be with him as he talked to someone he trusted. The lad has been absent from any of the actual events. Second, absolutely see this but I like the idea it's Glokta behind it, especially with the suspicious way the inquisition has been acting. Of course their suspect actions could be this is all at Bayaz's request but I love the idea a crippled/injured Khalul has come to Glokta and they've come to an agreement.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    I hear you, I just can't imagine Calder not having a mistress bearing in mind how he thinks in The Heroes.
  9. RobertOfTheHouseBaratheon

    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    Absolutely but that's exactly why I don't think it's Bayaz. It so obviously looks like Bayaz it has to be misdirection. All the other books have twists and turns and subversion of the expected. To put him so clearly and obviously as the Weaver in a prophecy seems odd. It wasn't exactly subtle, in this genre prophecies are picked apart. I don't think the end game will be this obvious from the start.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    Every so often tends to be in a millennium. The last time he intervened in the monarchy was hundreds of years before Jezal. He actually says in TLAOK he can't afford to do it again too often. The formula from the previous book points to Bayaz being behind it however all the evidence points to it being against all Bayaz is trying to do.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    No, he's more or less another Calder
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    I respectfully think we can't really form this opinion until we've read all three in this trilogy. I see the revolution as the Bethod war in the first trilogy, kicking off in the first book and working through all three. The northern plot is like Ghurkal. We've seen the alliance form between Brock and Stour, it will lead to war with the Union proper I'm sure. Seems to me these are all threads like the first trilogy.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    Yes I didn't say anything about Calder putting the boy forward. Calder is crystal clear Stour is the future of the North, but that doesn't stop him having a bastard, which knowing his character I think is likely or him hiding the boy from the world which knowing Calder's past is also likely. None of this of course could stop the boy maybe being important in the future and he seemed to warrant an introduction of sorts.
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    A Little Hatred Spolier Thread (The world of the "First Law" is back)

    I like this, before I started the book I'd seen on Joe's blog we were heading for some French revolution style storyline and I hoped it would be Glokta secretly fanning the flames in order to free the Union from Bayaz. I'm certain that's not the case but Pike is interesting, especially as the leaders of the Breakers seemed well aware of him. That Glokta was wrong about Risinau's character but is also frequently alluded too as never being wrong about a character indicates something fishy. So we're looking at an independant Angland allied with Stour taking over Adua from the visions of the flag over the towers. I worry about Leo's signs of racism if that happens. The boy with Calder I'm thinking is another of his sons. We know his wife dies when Stour is young as Calder uses it as an excuse for indulging the boy. We know from The Heroes that Calder is a lover not a fighter so I would be shocked if he didn't have a mistress. It is totally reasonable that Calder would keep other children/rivals a secret from those not in his most inner circle. I think the description of the boy also matches that of Calder. I also wonder if he is the Owl, having been described with big eyes. I do hope the Owl doesn't turn out to be Bayaz putting Orso in his place.
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    Possible explanation to "Dany gate"

    I would resist using Robespierre as a measure, especially those sources. The charged language used in your quotes I think render these unreliable & bias. Robespierre was a tyrant trying to use scientific methods to create a perfect politically republic populace. This in entirely seperate mindset to medieval/fantasy environment Dany is in. As people have mentioned Dany has gone through a life of trauma, there is little to suggest the loss of Missandei would push her over the edge bearing in mind she has been through worse. As stated I think she's not insane but believes what she's done is a necessary evil.
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