Lorgar: Porteur de la parole (French Edition) Hardcover – November 9, 2017
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- Publisher : BLACK LIBRARY; 1st edition (November 9, 2017)
- Language : French
- Hardcover : 305 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1780303548
- ISBN-13 : 978-1780303543
- Item Weight : 15.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.35 x 0.98 x 8.07 inches
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Try and keep your expectations low and perhaps you will find some enjoyment here.
I'd like to think that Phaeron is right in teh end, that Lorgar was in control all along.
Top reviews from other countries
Gav Thorpe has, with this book, done a very good job in characterising Lorgar and showing the evolution of his personality as he discovers his powers and matures. Also good is the related and parallel changes in the relationship over time between Lorgar and the rather infamous and Khor Phaeron with the later starting as the master, then as the protector and surrogate father, then as the right-hand man.
The ways in which Lorgar, initially a defenceless child, is manipulated and put to use in Khor Phaeron’s interests leads to a warping (no pun intended!) of his personality. A related feature of Lorgar’s character is his delusional and mystical sides. He is, at times, naïve, credulous and idealistic. The combination makes him into a dangerous and self-righteous fanatic who – rather desperately - needs to believe in a cause and/or a religion. It also makes him blinkered at times, with a tendency to believe only what he wants to believe and a somewhat selective memory. At times, the flaws of the character appear clearly, including his inability to see Khor Phaeron for what he really is.
A further feature of interest is the rivalry between Khor Phaeron and another of Lorgar’s early companions who genuinely loves him and sees Khor for the manipulative and unscrupulous creature that he is. The opposition between evil and good, self-interest and real generosity, unscrupulousness and loyalty is clearly displayed throughout the book till the end, until one of the two triumphs once and for all.
Four strong stars.