Last time on Graceling, how do you babies.
Last time, not-Katniss manages to get the old royal guy to her own country’s prince.
Now she’s running back to meet up with her fellow conspirators.
Last time on Graceling, Not-Katniss not-murdered her way through the guards, also tragic backstory.
I’ve read scattered spoilers and discussion about the book that seem to amount to either Graceling being feminist and patriarchy-showing or terrible and patriarchy reinforcing. I’m inclined to hope that if something is actually getting debated on those merits it’s going to be at least better than the average book where no one even pays attention to such issues, but that’s what I thought when I was hearing discussion about The Bone-Doll’s Twin that made it sound like the only issue was whether or not designated female rulers were really any better than designated male ones, and wow did the series turn out to have many, many terrible issues.
Then again, at least that’s interesting. Let’s find out if Graceling manages to live up to any of its reputations.
Last time, Wren and Ratcatcher’s plot arcs wrapped up for the book, in so much as a cliffhanger and a fakeout count as wrapping up. This time, we’ll get the same for Yuyu and Holok.
Looks like this is my three-hundredth post!
I think I’m going to take weekends off doing the next book and just focus on catching up. I’m not even done with October yet, there’s six more to go.
Last time, Yuyu vs Holok! Somehow, neither dies. It’s all very sad.
Back to Wren, who’s enjoying his tea.
Last time, Ratcatcher finds out Wren’s missing.
And back to Yuyu!
Last time, Wren!
This time…Ratcatcher. Who’s about to go look for Wren.
Last time, Yuyu slaughters Dragonblooded.
And back to Wren again. You can really feel how the author’s just recently realizing that wait, he’s got to wrap things up before he’s allowed to end the book. No more time for new characters.
Last time, now there’s two Solars in this book!
And now we switch back to the first one. Or more exactly, the Dragonbloods trying to kill him.
Last time, finally some damn charm use.
This chapter, back to Wren!
Last time, Wren is now in the clutches of a surprisingly squeamish deathbyssal.
…back to Holok. Luckily something will actually happen this time.
More than before, but I’ll need to do far more if I want to ever catch up.
Last chapter, Wren is now in the Prince of Shadow’s clutches. This is pretty awful, but it’s hard to remember that when everyone’s acting like they’re in a bad cartoon.
Now it’s back to the so interesting Holok.