An unspoiled perspective on _Agyar_

Sat Jan 25 17:49:22 PST 2003

At 04:44 PM 1/25/2003 -0800, David Goldfarb wrote:

>My roommate has been moonlighting as a night-shift security guard.  This
>gives him lots of time to read.  I introduced him to Brust; he loves the
>Vlad and Khaavren books.  The other night he was running late, and noticed
>_Agyar_ on my shelf.
>Now, it's his habit to take off the dust jackets on hardcovers so as not
>to risk damaging them.  So, he read _Agyar_ without being spoiled by the
>blurb.  He reports that he got about halfway through the book before
>the penny dropped -- he'd had clues before then, but it took the hero taking
>a shotgun blast before he was sure what was going on.

Interesting.  But...I can't figure out how that dust jacket blurb could 
have given anything away that wasn't evident by about page 6.