[LMB] Saints and the Bastard

Louann Miller domelouann at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 22:13:44 GMT 2020


I was about to say I wished someone would subvert the True King trope, only
to realize that of course Terry Pratchett did in "Guards, Guards"


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 3:57 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

>
>
> > On Feb 27, 2020, at 11:56 AM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Let's not have any Sorting Hats, please.
> >
> > (For some reason, a lot of recent books and movies intended for teens
> > involve rigid classification into hierarchies, with the protagonist
> always
> > transcending that hierarchy.  It's extremely tiresome.)
>
> Agreed.
>
> I also don’t like the “little lost prince” fantasy, who when he defeats
> the usurper, will of course, rule wisely.
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