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The Unholy Consult / [TUC Spoiler] Heron Spear?
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:47:36 pm »
So, what' the consensus- are there two weapons of light, or one, and is it (are they) lost or not?
"A line of luminous red flickered from the thigh of the Upright Horn to the termite confusion below. “That is the sign!” his false mother cried—and in Sheyic, no less. The assembled Chieftains scowled for incomprehension. “The Holy Spear of Sil!”

"A light miraculously unpolluted by sorcery’s Mark … a killing light. Tekne. “What is it?” Mimara cried. “The Heron Spear?” Could it be? No. The Heron Spear had frequented too many Dreams for him to mistake it.
 “The colour is wrong …” A different Inchoroi weapon of light? A different Spear?"

Or are the dreams misleading?

[EDIT Madness: Title.]

The Great Ordeal / (TGO SPOILERS) Trees
« on: July 27, 2016, 01:47:32 pm »
So, just an observation/ question- Of what significance is all of the tree imagery?
The tree of Siol, the tree in Kellhus' visions of the one/ no- God, the trees in his life, from training in Ishual to the mating ritual. What essential "treeness" is Bakker trying to point out to us? Or does he just like trees?

The Great Ordeal / (TGO SPOILERS) Ishterebinth
« on: July 13, 2016, 12:16:32 am »
Previous ARC discussion

I couldn't seem to post to the ARC thread, but I thought the discussion was awesome- one question I thought was interesting is concerning what type of singing Serwa will be doing. One thought I had was maybe linguistically there is a difference between a Dunyain "portion" and Kelhus's "dread portion"- perhaps dread=damned? This would point more specifically to her song being a sorcerous one.
In addition, Sorweel tells her to sing- does he know about her mundane singing in this case? True, his knowledge isn't necessary for her to act, but given her reaction to him, the fact that in that moment he touched the chorae, she saw him as "real", points toward a "correspondence of cause", no?

Also it's interesting to think about how the Dunyain all describe the legion within, alternately as 'portion' and  'fraction'. Not sure what to make of it- nor of Serwa seeing Sorweel as "real"- but I think it points to, as someone else named it, Sorwa- the ultimate power couple of the series that shall not be named?

[EDIT Madness]: For link to the ARC discussion.

The Great Ordeal / When can we start talking about The Great Ordeal?
« on: July 06, 2016, 06:31:31 pm »
I am on chapter 4 (not in the order I expected) and I've hit my third holy sh*t moment, and need to hear what others are thinking about the book.
I don't want to post spoilers, so go out and buy the book already!

Introduce Yourself / Hello
« on: June 09, 2016, 01:01:21 am »
Hello all, long- time lurker, first-time poster (postee?). I must admit the offer of The Great Ordeal is what brought me out.
I started my third re-read when I found the second apocalypse podcasts, and have been slogging along behind the forum.  I'll try to find more time to add to those threads as I finish up WLW, and retread the new chapters!

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