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Just Finished Reading: Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce (3)

06 Sep

The absent emotional component also means that the motives of Alex, the best known of the secondary “bad” guys, are never really understood by the reader.

The reader is concerned about Alex at the end of the first book. In the second book, Alex does some bad things, but there is the impression that those actions were done under magical influence, not malice. He is then conspicuously absent when Alanna kills his former master. That means that when he is back in the fourth book, his motives for being a bad guy and turning on his friends are completely unclear.

 
 

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One response to “Just Finished Reading: Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce (3)

  1. bristolbookworm

    September 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I know what you mean about Alex in these books, but generally the motive of Pierce’s “bad guys” is fairly clear: they either want power, money or revenge. Doesn’t stop me loving the books, and having read all of them so many times that I couldn’t write an objective review.

     

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