"SGM" wrote:My only problem with the Motley one was that Will reminded me vaguely of Rhett Butler (not that I have a problem with Rhett in his own context) and I could see Will sitting, smoking a cigar and swilling whisky (as Rhett did in jail) which didn't quite fit for me with the English setting. I don't know why he did that to me - he just did and for some reason I am not keen on novels which sprawl over too much time. I know that the Black Madonna sprawled from just before the Short Parliament to the destruction of Basing House but somehow I felt that it hung together well despite that.
However, I don't have that problem with the timeframe of the Lymond chronicles because each novel has a reasonably tight timeframe (or have so far) and I have no problem with Philippa being ten in the first one and twenty or twenty one (or thereabouts) in the last one -- which I have yet to get to -- almost there but not quite.
Well, you know us yanks and Brits have different life/cultural eperiences and that can affect how one reacts to a book/character.
I loved the changes in Philippa in the Lymond books and you are most definitely not done yet.