Look, Angel, I know you've been out of the loop for a while, but I'm still evil. I don't do errands...unless they're evil errands.

Lilah ,'Just Rewards (2)'


Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."


Toddson - Oct 12, 2021 11:38:03 am PDT #27088 of 27108
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

I did like reading about characters from earlier books - the paladins plus Jorge and Brindle and his ox and Zane. I didn't remember Piper from the previous book, but I guess he was there (obviously I need to re-read).


-t - Oct 12, 2021 11:45:32 am PDT #27089 of 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

I went back and looked for him in Paladin's Grace to confirm, I only vaguely remembered that there was a character who did his job. Brindle was even in Clocktaur Wars and The Wonder Engine, right? Or Swordheart? Or all of them, Brindle may be the Stan Lee of the World of the White Rat. In my head, for some reason, Brindle and Zane make for nice continuity but Jorge popping up over and over is leading to something down the road. Maybe because we have had books in which Brindle and Zane played larger roles already but nsm Jorge


Toddson - Oct 12, 2021 12:24:17 pm PDT #27090 of 27108
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

Jorge mostly hangs around providing respectability to the paladins (of the Saint of Steel) and looking gorgeous. Also vouching for the non-presence of demons.


-t - Oct 12, 2021 12:50:42 pm PDT #27091 of 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

I think Jorge was in Swordheart, too. I almost want him to have his own book, or be someone's love interest.


bennett - Oct 12, 2021 12:57:15 pm PDT #27092 of 27108

I'm easy. I would love to have them all have individual books or to have a group book that goes into whatever happened that caused the series' not-quite cliffhanger.


Toddson - Oct 12, 2021 1:22:12 pm PDT #27093 of 27108
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

I think Jorge turned up in Swordheart when Halla and the guy in the sword stopped at an inn and there were some paladins of the Dreaming God and one was injured; she treated his wound and he (all of them?) went with them and helped them with the priests of the Hanged Mother. I think ... obviously ANOTHER re-read is needed.


-t - Oct 12, 2021 2:56:53 pm PDT #27094 of 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

That's what I remember, Toddson, also that Jorge was flirting pretty heavily with Halla at some point.

I'm just so tickled that she's taken this idea of playing around with the Romance with Brooding Paladin idea that she came up with while playing video games and turned it into a full on series (and whatever you want to call Clocktaur Wars and The Wonder Engine) and it's so good!


Calli - Oct 12, 2021 3:54:49 pm PDT #27095 of 27108
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

I loved it and I’m going back to reread the others. I’m glad it looks like we’ll get more in this world. I hope they have more Zale.


Pix - Oct 12, 2021 5:26:04 pm PDT #27096 of 27108
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

I love all these books! I was thrilled when the latest popped up on my Kindle.


Toddson - Oct 13, 2021 5:30:47 am PDT #27097 of 27108
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

More Zale would be good ... maybe a romance for them? or someone to figure out how to keep their hair from getting in the way.

I think Jorge automatically flirts. Period.