Comments: 10
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Didn't that scaly paw description also happen in one of the previous books? It seems like I have read this before in an update post somewhere.
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
Paolini frequently uses "paw/paws" when referring to a dragon's forefeet, and I have complained about that before (book 2 or 3, can't remember). He's also used the term "foreleg/legs" but doesn't follow through with the logical, anatomically correct use of feet and toes. After three and a half books of inconsistent dragon anatomy, it's the "scaly fingers" that did me in. That's it. The teeny, tiny straw that broke the pedant's back. I am so irrationally ticked off right now. XD
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Irrationally??? It all makes perfect sense to me.
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
I appreciate that! Sometimes I worry about myself when I get like this. LOL
Chris' Fish Place 3 years ago
When I was reading The Deep, the only flaw was early in there was basically a mermaid thinking in terms of paces. It felt so off. Didn't quote it in the review because it was uncorrected ARC, so hopefully.
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
Yeah, that would bother me too. I hope it was caught in the final passes. It seems like small stuff, but little things can do a lot to undermine story and world building.
Murder by Death 3 years ago
Cracked the sads? XD

It's a pedant's trifecta: the dragon can have scales OR paws OR fingers, but not all three at once. That's a chimera.
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
YES. THANK YOU. The way Paolini switches between terms, it's clear to me now that his dragons are actually shapeshifters who have feet one moment and paws the next and, oh! Look out! Random fingers sprouting over here!
Murder by Death 3 years ago
with scales! Get this dragon some moisturiser - stat!
Darth Pedant 3 years ago
XD XD XD