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A few questions . . . posted 27 April 2005 in Author Q & AA few questions . . . by White Lord, Subdidact

Quote: "Triple-J":s2pswjos
It's entirely possible that the third book will resolve all of my concerns. Of course, it could also only make them worse! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> For what it's worth -- and again, I realize that my problems with Kellhus are not necessarily shared by your other readers -- I would suggest that if Kellhus does turn out to be a prophet, you need to explain:
(a) what it means to be a prophet
(b) why being a prophet would give him special powers
(c) what made him a prophet/how he became one

Without at least basic answers to these questions, the revelation that Kellhus really is a prophet wouldn't help us understand the events of the first two books.[/quote:s2pswjos]

TTT is supposed to be heavy on the metaphysics of Earwa, which should explain a lot of what you (and we all <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->) ask and more besides. One reason why I can't wait for the book to be out; it's a hell making predictions with next to no knowledge of one of the most important dimensions of the story.

Now a question for the author <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->:

I'm interested in the existence of surviving (human) Gnostic sorcerers (or 'underground' Schools) in the North. From what we know, at least two human cities have survived, virtually isolated, and encircled by numerous and dangerous enemies, for close to two millennia; there are also numerous human tribes scattered throughout the North. So the existence of Gnostic sorcerers where the art was most widespread would be a plausible supposition . . .

Am I right in thinking the Mandate are not the only School/group of human sorcerers that has knowledge of the Gnosis at this present?

Thanks a lot! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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