a2history wrote:Done reading book 3, and I liked it!
Question: Will we ever be seeing a "good" McCarthey or Haggerty or company? It would seem that NONE of them have a sensitivity to God in their hearts, and I would expect that SOMEONE in that family would be something other than nasty and genocidal.
More later; I'm now rereading from the start of Book 1, to catch whatever I missed the first time. One question that did come up for me - who is the "grey lord" who was manipulating Donal Tobin to depose King James IV? Is he a Metan? John Dominic? (I don't know how long Metans live!) James IV himself? (Suggested by a note in a lter chpater)
Also: At Glenmorgan, in 1977, Karen knows "Brian" - but we learn he is someone other than Brian M. Was he known to her under that name rather than his own?
Thanks again for an excellent series! Only problem is...WHEN DOES THE NEXT INSTALLMENT ARRIVE???
a2history wrote:Thanks for your answers.
I am impressed by the amount of work necessary to create an alternate history, running for several hundred years. It is reminiscent of Tolkein's stories of the Elder Days (the First Age of Middle-Earth) that he had to create as a background before moving on to create a history of the Second and finally the Third Ages and the story of the Ring. Certainly this has the depth and breadth of that type of story.
I also find the flipping back and forth in time to be interesting, as I am presented with more pieces of the puzzle of events between 1941 and 2001, and what happens with characters that we meet later (or earlier, as the case may be).
Sorry, but a couple more questions:
Is James Dennison, who interviewed Seamus to come and work Security for him in New Tara really James IV? (If so, that would make Arthur a direct descendant of the King).
Re: Brian M*** (BTW, can you tell me phonetically HOW to pronouce that last name? I can't quite wrap my head around that one) - So if Jack and Jack Sr. both taught under the name at Kilkarney, why did they present themslves to Karen as Brian? Did she simply not understand well enough to know them as a Deavroux? (sorry if I mispelled that name)
Sally & Lucy are taller than most women - do they have any origin outside of Tirdia? They also seem exceedingly adaptable to various training methods for combat, both on Tirdia and on Hibernia, much as the royal descendants seem to be.
Finally, when will the details of the Nexus of 2001 be revealed? In Book 4, 5 or 6?
Thanks for a compelling story and history!
a2history wrote:I checked out the Timestream on the web site, but this link:
is not working at this time.
Archibald McIlhargey wrote:I just was curious what the inspiration was for the using the name McIlhargey. As far as Irish names go we are one of the smallest families in total number of individuals with that surname.
Other than some exposure from the National Hockey League it is not a name most have ever even seen.
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