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From: "Jeff Veyera" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Quetzal the enigma
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 20:14:58 -0800

Don wrote:
I can't help but think of the way that Krait in SS is essentially
Sinew.  Is Quetzal also Silk?  Or even Typhon? ('"You thought me dead
when I was only dry"' Sword p.137)  He certainly knows a lot of the
history of the Whorl and its making and a lot about Typhon.

Teflon replies:

I think Quetzal's knowledge is a result of spending decades in close
proximity to the Ayuntamiento, who clearly had this knowledge.

I don't see any similarity between Quetzal and Silk---Wolfe makes Quetzal
quite distinct from anyone else, whereas Krait is a very idealized Sinew.  I
think Wolfe's making another point here regarding identity---Krait is Sinew
as Horn wishes him to be; Sinew is Sinew, period.  It's no wonder Horn and
Sinew clash constantly, and no wonder Horn feels closer to Krait.  It is
interesting that Horn can overlook Krait's inhumanity and misdeeds, at least
to an extent, but cannot forgive Sinew.

Then along comes Silk with his "love everybody" stuff; Horn's children
cannot believe this elderly flower child's wandering about calling himself

That's my read, anyway.



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