Republic of Thieves Read Along- Part I
2) Finally, the infamous Sabetha makes a physical appearance, albeit in Locke’s reminisces. What are your impressions? How do you think the romance, if there is to be one, will play out?
All the hype that has lead up to Sabetha really made this part great. We know next to nothing about her from that past books besides her and Locke has a romantic fall out. Finding out that she is a few years older than Locke and that he had the whole “Love at First Sight” moment when he was only six or seven years old really shows to the development between the two. Also the fact that she starts off being in charge of Locke really foreshadows some of the other things that might happen between the two. A rivalry of some sort.
Lastly for Locke to think she drowned only to find out that she lived a few years later at his age seems unimaginable. Then what Chains did next to Locke I would be mad as hell too.
3) After trying absolutely everything to save Locke, Jean still won’t give up. What did you think of that little pep talk he gave Locke concerning Patience‘s offer of healing?
Jean had some points there to be honest, Locke shut down again at the beginning of Red Seas and now again. He is one stubborn bastard. Jean really had to get to the root of Locke’s pride to convince him to take Patience’s offer. I hope this will change Locke’s attitude for the rest of the Series incase he gets knocked down again Jean won’t have to beg him to get back up.
4) Locke has a few caveats to working for the Bondsmage. Wise or just Locke grasping for some control over his life? What would you ask Patience?
I am glad Locke made some kind of terms with Patience, whats the worst she could do? Say No, might as well try to get some kind of deal. I really hope we get to learn a lot more about the Bondsmagi and their ways throughout this book. They are way to powerful. The questions Locke asked were pretty spot on! The big Why. Them being afraid of what happened to the Eldren is also really interesting. It keeps them in check, which is surprising because Locke is right these guys could rule the world.
Im not sure what I would ask. What would you ask?
5) At the end of this section, we see that all is not as Patience laid it out. How much do you think Patience knows of the plot to off Locke and Jean? Do you see it interfering in the rigged election?
This is the part during intersect(I) I am assuming.
I think one of the guys in this conversation is Coldmarrow, the guy that helped heal Locke, the informer with Patience. The other person has so someone with the Falconers’ friends.
I don’t think Patience knows about this but when he says ” Besides, she didn’t choose Lamora just to boil your blood. There’s something about him you don’t understand yet.” is very intriguing.
There is going to more going on than just trying to rig an election here.
Final thoughts, the start to this book reminds me a lot of Lies… the fast start in the flash backs. I think within 20 pages there is already a heist or two happening. This sets a great pace for a very exciting book.