Steven Brust is a big tease.
His most recent Vlad Taltos novel is full of tease for two reasons:
- He jumps back in the timeline so that we hear nothing of Lady Teldra.
- The acknowledgements of the novel mention the use of some "emacs macros" with no hint of what they are, or why he uses them.
It was a fun read though, and didn't make me as hungry as the previous volume did. (Mmmmmm
I always liked him as an author, and he rocks for publishing Dzur around the time I was telling local people "Too many people seem to write novels in which nobody really eats. Forget all that action, dialog, and exposition. Lets have a bunch of folk sit down and eat an exceptionally well described meal."
(Many things that people do are never described in books. We all know why. Still on the same subject I love the scene in Terry Pratchetts Pyramids where Teppic puts his outfit on. "And slowly falls over". Nice)