Concerning the origins of Piarra (fwd)

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Thu Jan 30 13:34:05 PST 2003

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Steven Brust wrote:

#Oh, and the other thing is that the jhereg does not have four legs.  That's
#the cover artist's rendition.  I think it's a great cover, but that doesn't
#mean it's accurate.  :-)

Yikes! That rendition -- those renditions -- have gotten pretty solidly
into my mental imagery.

So how DO you imagine a jhereg? I'm pretty sure I recall text about L.
(and maybe R.) eating fastidiously with their claws, but maybe that's
just my own imagination. If they have two legs and two wings, the most
obvious way is like terrestrial birds, standing on one claw and using
the other to grasp.

-- Mark A. Mandel
   a Steven Brust Dragaera fan website