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« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2013, 08:31:53 pm »
Kellhus & Cnaiur's journey across the Steppe is one of my favorite fantasy sentences ever.

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« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2013, 01:21:20 pm »
Seconded! The realization that dawns as Cnaiur takes the measure of the son and sees the father is brilliant (as are the initial seeds of supposed Dunyain philosophy that are sown in the readers head).

Added to the desolate plainscape and the actuality of the deadly Steppe, whether it be Scylvendi or the World.

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« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2014, 09:27:25 am »
One of my favourite scenes now is at the start of TWP. From Kellhus PoV(paraphrasing here) where he thinks that after a long time of exposure to Akka he now knows him better than everyone. He is thinking about how his two friends Esmi and Xin think him weak and try and shelter him from life. however after months of prolonged exposure he now knows Akka is actually stronger than anyone realises especially Akka. He then thinks something about how some people need hewn from experience like a rock.

I just like the implications of that scene. Everyone thinks Akka is the weak one but Kellhus knows he is strong and just needs a little bit "experience" which i'm sure the aspect emperor is providing him with.

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« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2014, 06:43:37 pm »
The scene where Cnaiur makes a great stand against Conphas' legion and goes like:

"For a thousand years! Fucking your wives, strangling your children, and striking down your fathers... For a thousand years I have stalked you!"

I still remember him saying that. Damn, I loved this scene.

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« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2014, 06:45:46 pm »
The scene where Cnaiur makes a great stand against Conphas' legion and goes like:

"For a thousand years! Fucking your wives, strangling your children, and striking down your fathers... For a thousand years I have stalked you!"

I still remember him saying that. Damn, I loved this scene.

That's one of my all-time favorites, as well.  Awesome.
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« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2014, 09:04:49 pm »
Yeah, the sequences with Kellhus and Cnaiur traversing the Steppe were great, some of my favorite scenes in the series for sure.

I like the dreams about Seswatha and Nau-Cayuti sneaking into Goltgotterath, and then later the Ark itself.

The battle of wills between Kellhus and Aurang.

The battle of wills between Kellhus and Moe.

Cil-Aujas.

Any time Yatwer intervenes in some way.

The battle of wills between Inrilatas and Maithanet (this is a big favorite of mine).

The Nonman Emissary.

There's plenty more, but they're the ones that immediately come to mind.

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« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2014, 04:07:22 am »
I also recently read the part with Cnaiur and Kellhus crossing the Steppe, and it is amazing.  The little chess match between the two...the Dunyain on its mission.  But it's so great because of Cnaiur being kind of brilliant himself and the only soul around the Three Seas that we know of who knows about how Dunyain operate....makes it so much more fun. 



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« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2014, 12:35:11 pm »
Cnaiur and Kellhus on the Steppe is easily one of the best sequences of fantasy ever.

And really they are of supreme import to the novels.

So a prime sequence to have written well.
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« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2014, 05:54:57 pm »
I like Inrau's final scene. Recently started reading TDTCB again and this scene continues to blow me away. It reeks of hidden meanings that you can't possibly understand the first time. Hell even the 3rd time I still learn new things.
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« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2014, 01:05:28 am »
Obviously, it's when the book really takes off as you have some definite proof that the Consult isn't just stuff of Mandate delusion. I remember the Synthese blowing me away - AWESOME!
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« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2014, 01:13:12 am »
As I've read more books I've come to appreciate the amazing balance Bakker has struck with his slow-drip information I.V. There is a fine line between mystery and boredom. He did a masterful job of revealing just enough to make things interesting, to make you want more, without spoiling any future plots or revealing any twists (until you go back and read it again, realizing how much you missed the first time).
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« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2014, 01:19:42 am »
Concur. He is the Sensai.
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« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2014, 01:24:13 am »
Cnaiur in TWP has some epic scenes. Obviously there is a lot more going on in his thoughts, but superficially some of it makes me laugh. Not that i would ever want to meet Cnaiur in real life or anything or hang out, he'd terrify me.

Going to the Great Tree shouting abuse in his native tongue almost starting a riot.  When they are taking Carksand and he is thinking about all the dunyain needs is his silence and he actually gasps out loud. Saubon starts freaking what is it, he just spits and says "nothing". Truth Shines, so do pigs teeth is a great line.

After cutting his throat and wandering about deranged he wonders why no one will match his gaze and even stares down Sranchammer, he then tried to get Proyas attention, and is puzzled he is getting the same look and not being paid attention to.

 Cnaiur dude you're insane and deranged, you're also wandering around having not eaten in days with a huge fresh wound on your throat which you did yourself. People aren't looking away cause they think you're a "faggot weeper"


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« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2014, 01:31:45 am »
lol Cnaiur the-most-entertaining-of-men.
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« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2014, 01:40:29 am »
Not that i would ever want to meet Cnaiur in real life or anything or hang out

Lol.
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