rosegoldtiger1005

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20th February, 2019

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    rosegoldtiger1005 posted an update in the group Book 6: ONE TRUE KING 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Soman did a really good job with this book – from LGBTQ+ representation, to developing an already well-established relationship like Tagatha (though his message of Agatha needing to let Tedros take the lead sometimes felt heartfelt and other times felt slightly sexist to me, though it was not all supposed to be taken like this, it just seemed like he was playing into the stereotype where female leaders are bossy, while male leaders are strong) and created what felt like a satisfying ending, without doing the JK Rowling thing where she added a whole chapter about their future, so we as fans could decide for ourself. The thing is this introduced Agatha as being a great mum but I never thought of her as the motherly type, I always thought she and Tedros might adopt rather than having their own children. I think Agatha would also make a better ruler than Tedros but I suppose they’d be ruling together, so his brute strength necessary to run a kingdom would balance out her desire to help the powerless be heard. What are your ideas for teh future of characters – Tedros, Agatha, Sophie, Hort? (Also, Hester and Anadil became alt cottagecore witches who can wield swords, I don’t make the rules, they just are)

        geek replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago

        I don’t think that it was really sexist. It wasn’t that Agatha couldn’t be in charge of a quest, it was that she couldn’t be in charge of Tedros’ quest but I see what you mean

          rosegoldtiger1005 replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago

          Yeah, I know. Its just I really liked the dynamic between them of Tedros reverting back to his sexist views from book one and Agatha reminding him that she could be just as in charge and just of good as a leader as him every time he felt as though he had to be in charge as the prince and, although it was his quest and made sense in the arc for Tedros to be in charge of his own quest, the way it was written made it seem like Tedros believed himself to be in charge because he was the prince, rather than than the quest idea, and it was so unsatisfying for that whole arc to not have ended with Agatha finally proving once and for all she was the more dominant one in his relationship and that didn’t have to damage Tedros’ masculinity. I guess the plot wouldn’t have worked if it had been that way but Soman is a careful planner and making Sophie and Agatha the heroes would have been more satisfying and interesting to me – I always thought Agatha was going to be the one true king, I suppose she was the one true queen, but her being the one true king and taking on the quest after swallowing the pearl would have been an awesome character arc for her and her relationship with Tedros

        reader-of-all-books replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago

        Hmmmm, I guess I understand what you’re saying…

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