[LMB] Re: Ekaterin

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Fri, 28 Nov 2003 10:04:01 -0500

At 03:48 11/28/2003, Paula Lieberman wrote:

>With Ekaterin, though, I have no such assurances.  I have not seen her off
>voluntarily roaming the galaxy on starships -- she's on them because she's
>part of Tien's baggage initially, and coming home to Barrayar after his
>death.   Her focus in Komarr, is it, is on her diseased husband and on her
>son.   Her coping mechanism has been placating Tien and tiptoing around... I
>can't imagine Cordelia reacting as Ekaterin reacted, or Elena, or Elli.  I
>sympathize with the situation that Ekaterin is in, but that's a far cry from
>wanting to go out of my way to read more about her, or to have her as
>viewpoint character and guide for me the reader into the book.  I'd much
>rather see things from e.g. Gregor or Laissa's perspective, as characters.
>Ekaterin is a nice person, but again, she's not someone that I really
>appreciate spending that much perspective time with.

Ekaterin's growth is only mentioned in passing in the last book, in the 
part while Miles is unconscious and she manages to get him to Cetaganda.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net