Category: Exalted

Chosen of the Sun, Ch2

The Most Learned and Venerable Hai Sholosh took his duties very seriously, which is why Tanak Milam didn’t take him seriously at all. Had Sholosh known this, he probably would have disciplined his acolyte severely, but since he was fundamentally absorbed in his work, it worked out for the best for all concerned

When this is your opening, you know it’s not going to be a good chapter. This is commits the greatest sin of being overly wordy and smug about it.

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Chosen of the Sun, Ch5

Last time on you’re here to read about mortals right? Wren walked along, singlehandedly beat up various armed bandits, and exposited about his best bud, Chejop Kejak.

Guess who this chapter’s about!

That seems to be the guiding principal for POV shifts so far. Character A thinks about Character B, then suddenly we’re Character B.

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Chosen of the Sun, Ch10-11

Last time on finally some exalting, Yushuv exalts. The Prince of Shadows is the next chapter’s viewpoint character! This book has never seen a viewpoint switch it didn’t love.

It’s an incredibly pointless chapter, but contains no lack of things not making sense. He wakes up in his bed and decides that he just knows something’s up, so he gets up and he’s naked because ??? and then goes for a walk without bothering with clothes.

In the hallway he finds a dying rat with a cut on its belly and somehow knows this means Ratcatcher, despite the fact it doesn’t make sense that Ratcatcher would be represented by a rat. I think you can fanwank an explanation for the symbolic part happening at all, though – when the Unconquered Sun fucked with the loom to produce the illusion/dream for Yuyu, he, like his Solars, did it by brute force instead of properly, causing there to be echos of the same situation happening in other areas of reality.

…and that’s the chapter.

In Ch11, we jump back to Yuyu, suggesting that the previous chapter was there just because the author wants to always switch viewpoints between a chapter.

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