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Christian at the wapenshaw
by poppenhuis (
at July 18th, 2007 (09:49 pm)
current mood: blank
I just read the part where Christian goes to the fortune-teller at the wapenshaw and is reunited with her prisoner/patient from Boghall, who is finally revealed (to the reader) to be Lymond. I remember the first time I was reading the book, I'd thought at first that her mystery prisoner was Will Scott. The second time around, I noticed the tricks Dunnett played to make it ambiguous (the chapter begins right after "the last thing Scott remembered;" Sym makes special mention of his hair though not specifying color; Christian examines "the shape of an unconscious boy"). But now when I read it - and now that I know Lymond so well - it seems completely
that it's Lymond. But then, I suppose when I was a new reader, this would have been the first time I ever saw Lymond being courteous and charming and friendly, so I wouldn't have anything to compare it to. Did anyone else think it was Will Scott?
Poor Lymond. Such a hard life he's having - yet for a brief time at Boghall, when he's lost his memory and forgotten his troubles, he's able to recover and relax and be open with Christian, and he's
. And lovable. It's such a rare glance at trouble-free Lymond. Aww, and I love the way he clasps her hand in the gypsy's tent at the wapenshaw, and how he pretends to read her palm.
"Line of life - hullo! You appear to have died at the age of seven."
"The embalmers are exceedingly skillful nowadays," she said gravely.
Hee, I just love them.
Posted by: poppenhuis (
October 12th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Lymond (at livejournal)
Game of Kings
Bill's Dunnett blog
The Game of Kings (#1)