I hadn't done that in a while. Staying up all night with a book is a pleasure when you have the morning to sleep in, not when your alarm rings before you've read the last page and you still haven't gone to bed. Last time I stayed up with a book - to the last page of a book - was in March, with (who'd have guessed?) [b:Captive Prince: Volume One|9305362|Captive Prince Volume One (Captive Prince, #1)|S.U. Pacat|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1356028113s/9305362.jpg|14188292] and [b:Captive Prince: Volume Two|17158513|Captive Prince Volume Two (Captive Prince, #2)|S.U. Pacat|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1356027904s/17158513.jpg|23581952].
June is a busy month I should not be spending reading fiction, which is one reason I was keeping a moderate pace with this novel. So, assuming I had (have, it's morning already) lots to study, I decided to go to bed last night relatively early and read just a scene - sort of a chapter. It didn't really work out that way.
Now, the book.
The best novels surprise me at every turn. I expect something to happen, or in a certain way, but what really happens is unexpected and much better. :D Or worse.
At times I thought Lymond didn't have as good control over people as I was being led to believe. I had two examples - Will and Mariotta. When you wind a spring too tightly, it's bound to snap eventually, and in the wrong direction. But I was disabused of this train of thought by later appeared information and the characters' personalities.
Some characters I wished would drop dead Will, the crazy f--ker. Ughhh. He was forgiven pretty easily. Too easy. A man died because of him and he couldn't even admit his fault. I deem him TSTL.
. Others I'd like to know better - Johnnie, Sybilla, Molly, Gideon. Richard. Lymond, duh.
My thoughts are not organised nor complete. I'll come back later to add and/or edit. My thought process leaves a lot to be expected on zero hours sleep.