This weeks read-along questions were posed by Susan from the Dark Cargo and here are my answers:
1) Do you think Locke can pull off his scheme of playing a Midnighter who is working with Don Salvara to capture the Thorn of Camorr? I mean, he is now playing two roles in this game - and thank goodness for that costume room the Gentlemen Bastards have!
Ok, for me the answer to this question is something that solely is author's choice. I'd say Locke can pull it off by taking into account his previous (and further) accomplishments but you never know what obstacles might be put in his way by the author.
2) Are you digging the detail the author has put into the alcoholic drinks in this story?
I'm always digging any alcohol details. :D
3) Who is this mysterious lady Gentlemen Bastard Sabetha and what does she mean to Locke?
I'm wondering the same thing, and this being my first reading, I'm wondering if she will even appear in the book - although I'm guessing at some point the childhood parts will catch up with the beginning of Locke's adult life, so I hope Sabetha will appear at some point.
4) Are you as creeped out over the use of Wraithstone to create Gentled animals as I am?
Oh yes I am. What I'm left wondering if that is really so easy to accomplish, how come nobody uses it as punishment? Or just for showing their evilness?
5) I got a kick out of child Locke's first meeting with Capa Barsavi and his daughter Nazca, which was shortly followed up in the story by Barsavi granting adult Locke permission to court his daughter! Where do you think that will lead? Can you see these two together?
Nope, I have a hard time seeing them together - but then again, it's too early to say so in the story.
6) Capa Barsavi is freaked out over rumors of The Gray King and, in fact, us readers are privy to a gruesome torture scene. The Gray King is knocking garristas off left and right. What do you think that means?
I must say I have no idea what will be the Gray King's part of the story (which makes it a good story for me, I hate it when I already think I know what will happen and it proves correct). Although, as soon as I saw the mention of the Gray King, I knew it was him following Locke's troop in their shenanigans.
7) In the Interlude: The Boy Who Cried for a Corpse, we learn that Father Chains owes an alchemist a favor, and that favor is a fresh corpse. He sets the boys to figuring out how to provide one, and they can't 'create' the corpse themselves. How did you like Locke's solution to this conundrum?
Ingenious! Especially the part where they earn back the money they needed to pay for the corpse. :)
The read along is hosted by these great blogs:
Little Red Reviewer
Ashley at SF Signal
My Awful Reviews