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It was a couple of months before. I don't think we can expect to see it until next summer.
I'd love to see that happen! Dancer might be a bastard but he's a high-born bastard. His father is the High Wizard and his mother is a matriarch in the clans. I wonder how much say Raisa has in these appointments.
She wouldn't want to push Gavan Bayar as long as he has so much influence though.
I don't think Han would AGREE to let Crow posses him and kill his best friend. That would be...an interesting turn of events though.
I like the Bayars. I hope most of them survive this thing. They could be exiled or something instead.
Which reminds me:
Who were the dead wizards at the end of GWT? Are they inconsequential or someone we know?
If all the other Bayars are killed or ostracized then he will take the seat. I doubt Gavan will claim Dancer and GIVE him the seat just because he's older than Micah. Raisa could use her queenly influence and insist that he inherit the seat.
I doubt it will happen until all other Bayars are out of the running.
This doesn't tell us much but I thought it was interesting.
Theif slang in the Crimson Crown:
Iron ----------- Money
Knight of the Post---- one who gives testimony for money
Put it on the Black and White---Swear an affidavit, give signed testimony
Oh, and on the subject of Han's amulet:
I guess I'm confused about when it reacts to people and why. Raisa, Willo, and Dancer were able to handle the amulet in The Gray Wolf Throne. Was this because it was depleted? Or did they all have jewelry to deflect the effects? or does the intention of the person touching the amulet have something to do with the way it reacts?
I don't know how to do the quote thing. But, your right. I feel stupid now. Her ring completely slipped my mind. huh.
(Again, the quote thing escapes me) Raisa has an uncle. Which means Marianna had a brother, which means that the queen before her had a son.
I don't think the title "King" really matters to anyone. The Valefolk would probably love for Han to marry Raisa. It's like a reversed fairy-tale come true. And most of the wizards are in a consesus that the Naeming is out-dated.
The clans are less worried about titles and more worried about the facts of the situation. They are worried about a wizard having a heavy influence over the queen. It doesn't matter if Han is Raisa's fellow monarch, consort, or unoffical lover. If they believe that he is close to her on an emotional level, he will have to go. Either Han will get the Clans to accept him or he will give up on being with Raisa.
I agree that if Raisa takes Hanalea's comment about threads to heart she will probably turn to her sister for support. By the end of the third book, it was pretty obvious that Han was set up to look like he was betraying Raisa. His determination to remain secretive regarding his new crew wont help the situation when Raisa connects the killings to him. Add his secret about being related to Alger Waterlow and I wouldn't trust the guy either.
Han has put himself in a bad situation. I wonder if it will blow up in his face or if Raisa will give him a chance to defend himself....
I read a couple books in The Heir Chronicles a few years ago but didn't finish even finish the series.It didn't hold my attention very well. I love the seven realms series though.
yeah, they must have been confused. There are only four.
I think the amulet's reaction to Shiv and it's reaction to Raisa were considerably different.
After Shiv touched it, there was "an ear-splitting blast" and "Shiv and the Southies were flung back against the opposite wall like rag dolls, smacking the stone with a solid thud."
When Raisa touched it, she claimed that it didn't even hurt.
Fine. "Han wont be king."
But he'll be important. He'll have power and influence over Raisa because she respects his viewpoint. He'll be consort, the new High Wizrd. Whatever. The clans and wizards will either accept him or asassinate him.
I'm going with the former option.
One thing that does make me think that he will be king is this little tidbit:
After Captain Byrne died and Raisa killed and escaped Mac Gillen, the wolves made a significant appearance.
Hanalea told Raisa that "The line now hangs by a thread" and then later, "Never forget that two threads spun together are stronger than one of double thickness."
At the time, Raisa thought that Hanalea was talking about her mother. Obviously, she was not as her mother is dead. In my opinion, Han is the second thread.
(I have an ARC version but im assuming this part made the final cut)
Edit: Is this a spoiler-free thread? I'd feel bad for revealing some of the major plot if someone on here hasn't read The Gray Wolf Throne yet...
The clans seem to be pretty superstitious. When Raisa started seeing wolves in the first book, she reflected that had she been in the clans, they would have picked over and analyzed the situation for meaning.
They might think twice about killing off Han if they realize that he sees the wolves too.
I didn't mean to imply that you had written it. Only that it tells us nothing. To be honest, I'm surprised we have the title. I hate when authors drag out releasing the title for publicity reasons.
I think Han will be king. It just seems to be leading up to that. The whole idea of "what should have happened a thousand years ago will happen now and make things right" is pretty heavily incorporated.
I just don't know how.
Han has the support of the Valefolk. He has the servants in the castle thinking that he's one of them. Basically, he has the common people's vote. Now he just has to make friends with a few prominant wizards and win over the affections of the clans. (I have no idea how he will pull this off, I just think that he probably will).
That doesn't give very much away. I could have written that. How about that title though? "The Crimson Crown" It sounds bloody.
I don't know. Mellony might be minor to the reader but she's not minor to Raisa. A sister-betrayal could stir up some serious emotions even if we don't have any particular attachment to Mellony. I think any party that wanted to take advantage of Mellony's resentment towards her sister could easily do so.