May 5th, 2004


Book stuff

I've been reading Kate Elliott's Crown of Stars series the past week or so. I'm in the middle of the third of five books. I'm going to need to go to the bookstore again soon to get the last two books.

What is it with reinterpretations of judeo-christian religions in fantasy books recently? There's also been a certain amount of it, but it seems to be more common and more pronounced recently. Naomi Kritzer's series was very strongly into pseudo-judaism (well, i thought it was judaism, her sister said she thought it was catholic) and Kate Elliott's series is strongly into early catholicism.

But anyways, the other big feature of Crown of Stars is the relationship tangles. I remember some list talking about how triangles are insufficient for describing the relationship geometries in most anime, and it definitely applies to this too.

I'm going to try to map out the relationship web, just because it's so insane, anyone who hasn't read the books and/or doesn't like insanity will probably be bored :)

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So to follow one of the relationship lines, (if we make one assumption about where one of the relationships is headed) Ivar is obsessed with his boyfriend's wife's son's ex-concubine.
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