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Do you, like Heloise here, find Lymond less annoying in The Ringed Castle than in the earlier ones?

Philippa "is even more of a presence here than in the preceding instalment, her narrative weight almost equal to Lymond’s, and at least to my taste, considerably less annoying. Although it has to be said that for the first time in the series I found Lymond neither cringe- nor eyeroll-inducing through the course of a whole novel – I am not sure whether by this volume Dorothy Dunnett has matured as a writer, or whether Lymond has matured as a character but his usual melodramatic histrionics seem to be completely absent from The Ringed Castle".

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sartorias
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
There seems to be less of it--in the first half, he's overshadowed by Ivan, and in the second, he's bushwhacked by love. (He makes up for it in Checkmate, though!)
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