Re: Scar Night: January Book Club Discussion
Ok, finally finished the book. I must say I'm a bit disappointed in the ending. I had finally gotten over not being able to 'picture' Deepgate and all of it's chains and then the final scenes need that image to be able to assimilate. How does a chain holding up the city be below it, at ground level moving up? The Tooth is on the ground when it cuts one of the foundation chains which logically says that it moves up to the city. Then, the broken chain sweeps through the city? And a city being held up by heavy chains has ground access where all the survivors of the city can walk out into the desert? It just seems a bit strange though that could be my incompetant thinker.
I suppose the actual plot itself was interesting enough, a god worshipped for centuries is discovered as a fraud, but only by those close to him and then he is destroyed. What about the masses of survivors? How are they to know what has happened. Will they ever? Will they just believe that their 'god' has abandoned them? Will they ever have faith in anything again? Or will they just move their faith onto the next 'godlike' image they come accross? I must say that though I was a tad disappointed, I'm still interested in finding out what may happen next. Are all the gods to be revealed as unworthy?
Oh and Theresa, the reason the League of Ropes confused me was because it seemed that it was a portion of the city suspended over another portion of the city, else they wouldn't have needed the rope bridges. Why would they need to build their hovels above the city?
What about Blackthrone? Was it just a convenient device - a mountain of rock from the sky with an ore that would create chains strong enough to contain an entire city? Or is it a clue to the previous civilisation that created the Tooth? The book gave me more questions than answers. A bit bloodier than I would have liked but it was interesting enough.