Two words about two letters etc.

Fri Jan 24 07:37:45 PST 2003

On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 06:42:58PM -0500, Alexx S Kay wrote:

> . . . .  Sethra is one
> of the more reliable narrators we have, but Serioli could well constitute
> a "blind spot" for her for all we know.

IMHO (which means I don't have refs at hand) Sethra often lies by
omission.  We *know* she can lie directly, as witnessed by Kiera.
But we don't know how much she's telling us of truth, direct lies,
lies by omission, and lies for brevity.  For example, it was not
necessary to correct the others about the number of Dragon/Jhereg
wars.  IMHO it was there purely as a narritive device to remind us
of how ancient she is, but other 'corrections' may well have been
glided over.  Just because Sethra didn't correct someone doesn't
mean they were right.

Also, IMHO, Sethra has too many 'slips of the tongue.'  For example,
her (paraphrase) 'return to the rock of Dzur Mountain' remark was
not the sort of thing that one would casually let slip.  Sethra
(again, IMHO) is still proceeding with training Vlad to be what she
has in mind for him.