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Achamian [Spoiler] posted 13 Feb 2006, 07:02 by kremen, Commoner

Hi there, new reader [as of the past month, read the first two books] and caught a little snippet that I wanted to ask about. Now, I tried a search on a subject like this and didn't find it, so I'm sorry if this has been covered before: Achamian's quotes in the books come from the "Compendium of the First Holy War" (don't have the books in front of me right now). Now I suppose this was a great way to let us all in on "hey, he's going to survive the trilogy" without saying just how he would do so, but it just struck me that normally people use as few words as possible to reference things commonly... As an example, The War on Terrorism in Iraq is referred to as simply Iraq. Or World War I was for a while just "The War" or "The World War". So, does the title ("First") of the book imply that Achamian actually survives a second holy war [perhaps the Second Apocalypse] or am I reading too far in? view post


posted 16 Feb 2006, 06:02 by Mog-Pharau, Peralogue

I'd like to give my take, but as you've only read the first two...well, maybe post again after you've finished TTT and we'll talk. :) view post


Hmm... posted 16 Feb 2006, 15:02 by kremen, Commoner

Thanks for keeping up on me, no sarcasm. Just got TTT yesterday, half way through as it is now... Update as of 5pm EST - I finished reading, so you can put your thoughts out - TTT only confirmed what I typed. Though, a new question arose to add to the other more pertinent one about Achamian - who was this history written for? view post


posted 17 Feb 2006, 16:02 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Longwinded, descriptive titles just happen to be the convention of Achamian's day, just as it was at certain points in our past. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'm going to have to lay a dreaded Wait-and-see! on you, kremen. :wink: view post


posted 21 Feb 2006, 19:02 by kremen, Commoner

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":38hpwzau]Longwinded, descriptive titles just happen to be the convention of Achamian's day, just as it was at certain points in our past. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'm going to have to lay a dreaded Wait-and-see! on you, kremen. :wink:[/quote:38hpwzau] Well at least you answered :wink: . Thank you! In the meantime I made a really mean gift to a few friends of mine - a copy of book 3 each. Too bad they read stuff in order! :lol: view post


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