SPOILER for _Dragon_...what's up with Vlad, again?

Joshua Kronengold mneme at io.com
Tue Feb 11 08:16:02 PST 2003

Gomi no Sensei writes:
>On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Joshua Kronengold wrote:
>> This seems to indicate that whatever Morrolan thinks about how Vlad
>> did that...he's wrong.  Now...Morrolan -knows- Vlad is awfully good
>> at sneaking. So that can't be it.
>I don't think it's anything other than 'Vlad is good at sneaking'. Morrolan
>doesn't know much about how to be sneaky, as it's not really in his
>nature. So it'd be expected that he wouldn't know exactly how Vlad managed

Then it wouln't be worth remarking.

Really, you people (some of you, anywys) must think Brust is a far
worse writer than he is, to just throw these words away.

Also..note the -very- strong hints at the end of the book that Vlad is
decidedly -not- telling all, even ignoring the nature of the sword.

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