[LMB] Saints and the Bastard

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Thu Feb 27 22:27:17 GMT 2020


One of the many great things about Lois’ work is the way she can have extremely competent people without ever having a Mary/Marty Sue.

Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Saints and the Bastard

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:

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>
> > 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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