Originally Posted by devilsgrin
i think the problem with the farseer series, at least for me, was the ending. It ended in a way which whilst plotwise was not unexpected, it was not the traditional hero living happily ever after in glory... There are times when i tire of this idyllic ending, but its more that i want the bad guys to win than wanting a different ending. The series was also extremely brutal, and this brutality was so heavy handed i felt as though I'd been hit with it.
Am i alone in detesting Burrich?
Burrich was there to be hated, thats the way I saw his character. He was too set in his ways to realize that the Witt was a good thing and he had that talent. It scarred him beyond comprehension so he lashed out at the Witt and anyone who wielded it,making him a bitter man and one that would be hated by most people who met him.