[LMB] LQ #57: worst Bujold villain (Thurs. April 16th, 2009)

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 21:44:40 BST 2009

With regards to Ezar... I think his whole being was dedicated to
avoiding a civil war like the one that put him in, somewhat
reluctantly, in power. And killing off his son... his only son...
under any but the least possible suspicious circumstances could have
done that.

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com> wrote:

> And it's _this_ that makes Ezar a villain: that instead of biting the
> bullet, admitting he made a mistake, and publicly doing what must be
> done to Serg, he sends along tens of thousands of innocents to fuel
> his funeral pyre and make his death seem honorable.  (Yes, the war
> party needs to be brought down too, but was this the way to do it?)

Jeff Shultz
A railfan approaches a grade crossing hoping that there will be a train.

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