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Karol Commoner | joined 16 March 2009 | 7 posts


Any up coming Novels with entirety Of THe Apocalypse? posted 03 May 2009 in Author Q & AAny up coming Novels with entirety Of THe Apocalypse? by Karol, Commoner

I know this is old but the idea of the Heron Spear as a gun struck me as odd. A bullet would have absolutely no affect against something like Mog-Pharau. If you recall there's a tornado that constantly whirls about the No God and it would simply knock the bullet off course. If it were a laser the debris caught in the spin would work as a fairly effective shield.

As for the Ark - who says it's a space ship? Many fantasy worlds include inter-dimensional travel precipitated through magic. It could be that the Ark is built to carry them through that void between the dimensions and when they find a suitable world instead of just snapping into the fabric of the planet, they must enter the dimension 'close enough' to the potentially ripe world. Perhaps the Ark 'appears' within the planet's field of gravity and is thus pulled down? It really seems like it was only meant to be a one way trip, otherwise the whatsits could have left after encountering so much resistance to their plan. Of course, if they couldn't leave they are left with only one option - close the world to the outside so as to escape damnation. view post


So many thoughts posted 03 May 2009 in WelcomesSo many thoughts by Karol, Commoner

I joined this community during the time I was devouring TTT and I've just finished TJE. All I can say is... wow. But I have so many questions and so many thoughts! They just go on and on and on! Especially about Mimara's ability and how she saw through the veil placed over the chorae. What if all chorae are like that? What if the veil has been placed over them to scare the sorcerers off? After all, with the veil over them making them into a terrifying void where your magic just ceases to exist and the effect they have on those who use magic...

Mimara senses compassion and love after piercing that veil - what if what is behind that veil simply calls so strongly to the sorcerers that its effect is to pull them and their essence from the very world leaving only the 'salt of their bodies'? Perhaps the reason why the judging eye sees those bearing the mark of sorcery as damned is because they are ignorant to the God's calling and, ignorant as they are, they cannot heed it.

Also, the Hundred Gods remind me of the Gods of Hinduism. The lower Gods (the Devas) are always squabbling amongst themselves or with the 'demons' (the Asuras who aren't actually all evil, either). They squabble because they are conflicting aspects of the one supreme Godhead - for instance there are some stories about Shiva being an irredeemable pot head and how Parvati is always trying to change her husband's behaviour. Both are aspects of the Supreme Brahman (the all encompassing God) and only when together do they make up the whole.

As I said, my mind is just running rampant with thoughts and theories and questions. ...also, do we have any idea when the next book will be released? I CAN'T WAIT. view post


So many thoughts posted 07 May 2009 in WelcomesSo many thoughts by Karol, Commoner

Thanks for the welcome! view post


Pondering over everything posted 07 May 2009 in The Judging EyePondering over everything by Karol, Commoner

I have just finished read TJE and I have so many questions and so many thoughts! They just go on and on and on! Especially about Mimara's ability and how she saw through the veil placed over the chorae.

What if all chorae are like that? What if the veil has been placed over them to scare the sorcerers off? After all, with the veil over them making them into a terrifying void where your magic just ceases to exist and the effect they have on those who use magic... Mimara senses compassion and love after piercing that veil - what if what is behind that veil simply calls so strongly to the sorcerers that its effect is to pull them and their essence from the very world leaving only the 'salt' of their bodies? Perhaps the reason why the Judging Eye sees those bearing the mark of sorcery as damned is because they are ignorant to the God's calling and, ignorant as they are, they cannot heed it.

Also, the Hundred Gods remind me of the Gods of Hinduism. The lower Gods (the Devas) are always squabbling amongst themselves or with the 'demons' (the Asuras who aren't actually all evil, either). They squabble because they are conflicting aspects of the one supreme Godhead - for instance there are some stories about Shiva being an irredeemable pot head and how Parvati is always trying to change her husband's behaviour. Both are aspects of the Supreme Brahman (the all encompassing God) and only when together do they make up the whole.

As I said, my mind is just running rampant with thoughts and theories and questions. ...also, do we have any idea when the next book will be released? I CAN'T WAIT. view post


Swayal Sisterhood posted 09 May 2009 in The Judging EyeSwayal Sisterhood by Karol, Commoner

Why are we assuming that witches use any kind of magic that we are familiar with in the first place? The male Schools guard their secrets far beyond the point that paranoia would dictate. It would, therefore, be incredibly difficult for a witch to get anything out of them. Witches may very well be more adept at working magic because they have never learnt a language other than the one they speak - they weave their magic more by feel then by words, I'd say. I think their magic may also be a lot more dangerous than that wielded by the male Schools - there's nothing about the witch in Yatwer's council singing, if I recall correctly. view post


White-Luck Warrior posted 28 September 2010 in The Judging EyeWhite-Luck Warrior by Karol, Commoner

Huh! I never even thought of it that way! I did like how Bakker left it open at the end as to whether or not Cnaiur survived; I was rather of the opinion that he did. view post


Slog of Slogs, Boys! posted 11 August 2011 in The Great Ordeal [supposed]Slog of Slogs, Boys! by Karol, Commoner

Just wanted to say I finished The White Luck Warrior yesterday and... well, I'm regretting reading it. Because now I have to wait until The Unholy Consult for my questions to be answered. And then I have to wait for the FINAL trilogy! I am going to be reading this series into my thirties. It is amazingly frustrating.

I've started re-reading The Prince of Nothing on Kindle but it's really, REALLY badly formatted. I am almost tempted to go and buy the paperback again... almost, but not quite. I have struggled through badly formatted Kindle books before and I will struggle once again!

I can't wait for the third book to be released but I suspect I'll be waiting until 2013! view post


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