Sunday, 9 October 2016
Regular blog correspondent, Sean M Brooks, has shared several interesting observations about Poul Anderson's minor criminal character, Leon Ammon:
Ammon is capable and has reasons to strengthen and stabilize the Empire;
he has some similarities to the Merseian criminal, Haguan Eluatz!;
it would have been good if Admiral Flandry had met and conversed with an older, ennobled Ammon - would age and social advancement have improved Leon's character?
Prompted by these observations, I propose to reread the passages in which young Flandry does converse with the ambitious Ammon. I expect one or two new posts to result. This is a diversion but we have all the time in the world.