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How does the Consult fit? posted 09 May 2005 in Author Q & AHow does the Consult fit? by Egaragoras, Candidate

I love your books.

Now that that is out of the way, I would like to ask a question regarding how the Consult, as an organization, fits with the themes and inverted archetypes present in PON. You have said that, in creating your characters, you intended to change or invert typical fantasy archetypes-- the fearless barbarian, the wizard guide, etc. In this, you have succeeded. Why, then, did you decide to make the Consult a stereotypical, and entirely unsympathetic, "Evil Organization"? While the Consult (its leaders, mysteries, and methods and means) is well-developed and interesting, it seems one of the few parts of your work that bows almost entirely to accepted fantasy convention, and, as such, stands out. view post


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