KHB, KMhont and Trahcy have all “accidentally” dematerialized into V’s penthouse playground. As they wander around flicking at items hanging from the walls they decide to continue their conversation that was started at KHB’s
(I have to say that this is not a spoiler free discussion so if you haven’t read the book, but plan to, you might not want to dive right in.)
KHB: Don’t get me started on Wrath again! I did love how Ward gave us a peek a boo into Wrath and Beth’s marriage even though I was shocked that they haven’t had any hot loving in 4 months! I guess Wrath was limp due to his issues with his blindness and being the king and all. But I must say the scene in the library where he and Beth get on the floor and have sex all over the place was hot! I kept wondering if either had rug burn?
I have to agree with you both on the dinner scene with Rehv and Ehlena…totally wonderful – visions of past romantic books by Ward. Well done, touching, heart warming. Good stuff, man.
Lash – what’s up with him? I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the parts with him and the Lessers. It really didn’t do anything to move the war along, I didn’t think. He just seemed psycho…and sexually deviant.
The Scribe Virgin – what’s up with her attitude? Has she just given it all up? Called it a day? She needed some serious face-slapping and a huge “snap out of it!!”
Trahcy, I most humbly apologize….but I’ve been dissing Wrath since Lover Avenged. *runs* *comes back* We can still has fwendship? 🙂
I see your take on the whole Wrath/blindness thing, tho. And if you’re right, I can look more leniently on him taking up so much of Lover Avenged (I know, leniently, lol. So kind of me.) because I’m actually all for him just being the king, staying out of those crap-ass lesser fights and screwing his wife till they make an heir and a spare. Hello, if Z can turn on the oven AND whip up a dish, Wrath can, too. Beth deserves something for her rug burn anyway.
So what I’m wondering, then, if he decides to just BE king, is: is his fight/training scene w/Payne a way to let loose his need to fight OR is it him trying to learn to fight while blind so he can go out and fight lessers again? I ask because I’m the lame brain that started skimming, lest my eyes roll into the back of my head.
On Lash: Could not agree more. He’s also, just like the Omega Daddy-kins, turned into a walking villain stereotype. Can’t figure out how to originally make your villain villainous? Throw in some sexual perversion. That’s not enough? Make him a little wiggity whack. Heaven forbid the villain should have any depth greater than the length of his dick.
You’re right, he and the war aren’t doing a thing. Besides trying to become as rich as the BDB so he can throw big couture names around, too.
On the SV: Again, spot on. She’s a self-made goddess for gosh sakes. Tycoons and millionaires the BDB world over would jump at the chance to further exploit and use that to their advantage if it were them. So her daughter wakes up – big deal. Wake up, woman and help save your vampsies.
And my Q: What is with this issue of dematerializing? Butch can’t, he can, oops he wasn’t supposed to, he did, he did again. He’s still not supposed to? What about the world building inconsistencies? Do they stand out enough to bug you?