The attack on the kai monastery that sets off the events for book 1. It resembles the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in WWII. The Darklords came from over the mountains and launched a surprise attack when the Kai lords were resting, just like in Pearl Harbor.
LOL. I'm afraid that the attack on the Kai Monastery resembles any other attack in which the defenders were cought by surprise as well. In other words, with this logic anything can resemble anything. You can spend all you life finding comparisons between Dever's books (or the events in the Middle Earth etc.) to the real history, but all this is pretty futile.
By the way - in the case of Pearl Harbour, the most important ships (aircraft carriers) were not there and thus were not destroyed. And most of the battleships damaged or even sunk were saved later - only three battleships were lost out of eight, as far as I know. Whereas in the Kai Monastery, all the good guys but one were slaughtered, weren't they?
Post by Samildanach on Aug 15, 2011 14:13:16 GMT -5
Lone Wolf is Rasputin. He is welcomed by the noodnics/Russian royal family despite being an outsider, largely due to his ability to speak to them/his gift of oratory. Some Helghast/Russian nobles want to assassinate him. Erm...I'm starting to struggle now...
"Tell me, young crone, is this Putney?" "That it be, that it be." "'Yes it is', not 'that it be'. You don't have to talk in that stupid voice to me. I'm not a tourist."