Hi Ralf. :-)
Jay E. Vinton
Well, so far, I’ve read all of the backstory stuff, poison chance, and outlaw volume one.
But I found outlaw volume one so depressing, with alroy continuously grinding all else into misery, that I haven’t read any of volume two yet.
What can I look forward to in volume two? More of much the same? Or is there some further development in volume two?
Maybe it’s time to pick it up again.
Jay E. Vinton
-- Life is beautiful and dangerous--beware! Enjoy! For those following my writing, I have most recently posted "Contact", Chapter 28 of "The Outlaw God", Vol II: "The Tempest of Alroy", plus dream-notes.
Never mind, Dolores!
I found some time in my nightshift and just read chapter 12 and 13. While "History of Migration" came on heavy, but impressive,
"Invitations" are a good counterweight, and made me chuckle.
Though it is true in Jade's humor there is lots of cynicism, due to her past. I feel the characters are deep here, and getting deeper, and that is why I think it is so easy for me to identify.
I'm especially touched by the Tilian Fireheart Friendclan's enthusiasm and their imperfection. They are wounded outlaws, or on the margin of society, and yet their task (and vow) is to love and heal, at least to somehow manage society. Reminds me so much of many friends on the peacebridge and myself, of course.
Jade says "The well-adjusted, you see, never change a thing--they adjust. Then, when things deteriorate past the survival-point, they've forgotten how to alter their path, so they die."
I think this says so much about the problem of moral majority (or in German better said: The silent majority).
Also some important myths revolve around orphans. I wonder why your dreams picked this topic.
Didn't know(or recall?) you were abandoned as a toddler. I only
guessed the topic may be personal relevant to you. So yours is a
mythic life :)