I've just finished reading "Gardens of the moon" and started "Night of Knives" just today. At the same time, I keep following the reread concerning this books here and also the commentaries that came with it.
Wanted to say, I like your insights into the story of the books a lot and also so the hints of what needs to be paid attention too. They help a lot to understand everything and not to miss anything important. Thank you for that.
Not that you need my approval... :) But I was wondering if the thread would ever do anything but alternately complain about and defend WoT and Vox Day, which is really lame considering the subject! Your redirection was very skillfully done, and I'm reminded once again that you are both thoughtful and wise. (Also smart and well-read...) Thanks for taking care of it so smoothly; it's much more fun to read now.
I should have just waited until I read the final 100 pages of the book! LOL I think the answer was in the Epilogue...Kyle pulled out a "frayed leather strap and a small amber stone that he rubbed between thumb and forefinger. The words of that last Fistian priest returned to him: Who protects you? It is of the earth!" "Could it be true? Another old fallen friend still with him? The amber stone had come from Ereko...he'd claimed the very earth as his mother. Perhaps he was with him in more than memory..." Based on that, perhaps it is more likely that the "amber eyes" was significant of Ereko's presence? Sorry that I jumped the gun on that question. It was just really bugging me that I didn't know the answer to it and I was too impatient to wait until I finished the book! LOL That will teach me! (Or not, as old dogs have a hard time learnign new tricks!)
I just didn't recall Osserc's eyes ever being referred to as "amber" but I have been reading a lot of books lately, both new reads and re-reads. Sometimes I get into these reading frenzies where I devour a 700-800 page book every 3-4 days. I've been in a reading frenzy for the past few months. (Another reason why I haven't been posting much on the Malazan site, I'm sure.) I know I will begin posting more frequently again once we begin HoC. MOI is perhaps my least favorite book in the series.