The Slog TWP - Part Three: The Third March [Spoilers]

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« Reply #60 on: February 29, 2016, 03:57:56 pm »
Thanks, Bolivar.

Edited your quote tags into working order (you had a wild "p" in there).
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« Reply #61 on: February 29, 2016, 05:49:49 pm »
This book really struck me emotionally a lot more than it had in the past. I had a lot more sympathy for esmi and felt more powerfully the losses of Akka/Proyas/Xin. All good things.

The Shadow Way was also curious to me, especially with the Cish seemingly avoiding identifying Akka/Xin as they moved back into the city. Moenghus keeping Kellhus' bid for the gnosis alive?
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« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2016, 12:00:06 am »
One thing I liked while rereading this was seeing that Kellhus actually has feelings. Hes not entirely robotic. He expresses pity when he almost kills Cnaiur on the beach. Watching Esmi almost fall made his heart skip a beat. He actually cares about her. In his delusions while on the Circumfix with Serwe he prays for her to come back to life. Real interesting stuff. This makes his appearance of instability in the next trilogy make more sense. It started here.

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« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2016, 04:10:14 am »
One thing I liked while rereading this was seeing that Kellhus actually has feelings. Hes not entirely robotic. He expresses pity when he almost kills Cnaiur on the beach. Watching Esmi almost fall made his heart skip a beat. He actually cares about her. In his delusions while on the Circumfix with Serwe he prays for her to come back to life. Real interesting stuff. This makes his appearance of instability in the next trilogy make more sense. It started here.

He feels outrage in TDTCB when Serwe is raped by Cnaiur right after he claims her as his prize. Kellhus ponders from what darkness the emotion came from. So he definitely feels something for Serwe far earlier.
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« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2016, 08:47:21 am »
One thing I liked while rereading this was seeing that Kellhus actually has feelings. Hes not entirely robotic. He expresses pity when he almost kills Cnaiur on the beach. Watching Esmi almost fall made his heart skip a beat. He actually cares about her. In his delusions while on the Circumfix with Serwe he prays for her to come back to life. Real interesting stuff. This makes his appearance of instability in the next trilogy make more sense. It started here.

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