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The Carathayan [Short Story Spoilers]
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:42:41 pm »
For discussion of the newly released Atrocity Tale, in the Evil is a Matter of Perspective anthology by Grimdark Magazine, earlier e-book.

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Re: The Carathayan [Short Story Spoilers]
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 01:30:35 am »
Well, that was a bit short...

Interesting, I guess I would say.  Certainly more KoMH than TFS or T4R.
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Re: The Carathayan [Short Story Spoilers]
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 08:54:13 pm »
This is going to sound like a weird question but is his appearance described in this?

In TGO he's described as "towering" and "thin and stammering" in the same sentence which confused me.

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Re: The Carathayan [Short Story Spoilers]
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 10:41:45 pm »
I'm going to read it shortly. I made it about a third into it last night.

Wolfdrop, those two aren't incompatible. I'm tall and thin - I try to not stammer but, you know. But a person can be towering and thin and stammering. World's got all kinds of people ;).
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Re: The Carathayan [Short Story Spoilers]
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 12:10:43 am »
He's described as an awkward giant at one point, Wolfdrop :P. Probably others I didn't notice.

Well, as I said in Quorum yesterday, I'm going to have fun contextualizing this within world. Bakker's also mentioned that he thinks Scraul would make a good character vehicle so I'll interpret hints outside the story as a more encompassing narrative context.

It's too bad he didn't include an epigraph and date.
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Re: The Carathayan [Short Story Spoilers]
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 12:15:30 pm »
Awesome, thanks Madness!

I had thought that they weren't mutually exclusive, but part of me was convinced that something was in the wrong order and that "towering" should have been referring to Bogyar.

Looking forward to reading this one.

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Re: The Carathayan [Short Story Spoilers]
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 10:17:15 am »
Perhaps it is only because I happened to start reading The King In Yellow last week, before I read this story, but it certainly seems to be stylistically similar to those sorts of "ghost stories" in that book.
“I am a warrior of ages, Anasūrimbor . . . ages. I have dipped my nimil in a thousand hearts. I have ridden both against and for the No-God in the great wars that authored this wilderness. I have scaled the ramparts of great Golgotterath, watched the hearts of High Kings break for fury.” -Cet’ingira