We are on week two of our read-along of Two Serpents Rise, meaning we’ve read up to Chapter 29! Thanks to Lisa for this week’s questions :D. Spoilers below for those who haven’t read Two Serpents Rise!
1) So we’re halfway in, and we seem to have uncovered the culprit already… What did you make of the confrontation at Seven Leaf?
I feel like I’m kind of sort of starting to understand how Craft actually works! That battle was pretty awesome in its descriptions and mind tricks and it’s cool seeing how Caleb works with and outside of Craft magic with Mal. Now what shall we do for the rest of the book??
2) Temoc is still turning up at random, and still protesting his innocence. Doth he protest too much…?
I think at this point that he is too obvious a choice as the villain and Gladstone likes to be sneaky about these things ;-). Or maybe Temoc is telling the truth but lying through his truths somehow?? I’m really interested in how everything with him is going to resolve because I know he has to be involved some how but have no idea how!
3) The Red King. Discuss.
I thought I had a good idea of the Red King from book one, but then he went and was less creepy and evil in this week’s reading! I like getting glimpses of how Deathless Kings achieve that status through stories about the Red King too since we didn’t get such an up close view in Three Parts Dead. That moment when Caleb was able to leave the Red King’s room on his own and the Red King said “Interesting” seems like it’s going to be a big deal in the future D:.
4) And let’s not forget Mal! I confess, I did not see any of those surprises coming. What do you think of Caleb’s ‘sweetheart’ now?
Totally didn’t see that coming either! I guess her job is as stressful as I suspected though. It’s interesting that she is working for this guy that seems to not really be on the good side, but she doesn’t seem to think quite along those lines. But then we see her sacrificing to the serpent twins and now I’m confused! I totally thought there was going to be a sex scene there and then it went a completely different direction, ha!
I still want to know more about that goddess that appeared at the explosion last week! Maybe as Caleb now tries to figure out how everything is connected, I’ll get to find out what I want to know ;-).
Have you read Two Serpents Rise? Care to chortle as this newb makes guesses?
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