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

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Tue Feb 11 11:54:45 PST 2003

> I interpreted that to mean that she'd use some sorcerous technique to grant 
> him access to those memories.
> From the casual way they discussed it, I didn't get the impression that this 
> was Knowledge that No Dragaeran was Meant to Know but, rather, something 
> fairly run of the mill.  Of course, run of the mill of that crowd may well 
> be extraordinary by regular Dragaeran standards.

Hmm... I'm trying to recall, as I don't have the books in
front of me, who said what, and I believe it was Cawti who
suggested to Vlad that he go to Sethra, and that Aliera knew
herself, and didn't have to go to Sethra for the knowledge (though
this isn't actualy said anywhere, and I'm guessing).

I would think that the ability is one a damn good sorcerer would
have, and not many others....

> I will say that, even since she offered, I've been waiting for the other 
> shoe to drop and him to take her up on it.  Brust is *such* a tease!

<sigh>  He is, isn't he.  And he loves it, I'm sure.  Da bastad!!
(Meant in the nicest way possible, of course:)


"You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. 
It is the basic condition of life, to be required to 
violate your own identity. At some time, every creature 
which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, 
the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, 
the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe."

- "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" - Philip K. Dick