|“|| Logen: And the results are pretty much the same, it seems to me, except you wrought a touch less careless slaughter, and ruined a smaller part of a smaller city, in a smaller, meaner time. Otherwise what’s the difference, between you and him?|
Bayaz: I would have thought that was entirely obvious. Glustrod lost.
Chapter Summary Edit
King Jezal frowns out at the gathering of The Union nobles, as he announces that the Open Council will stand in recess, until The Lord's Round has been rebuilt. He adds that the noblemen must fund the reconstruction, by giving up to the crown a quarter of their lands. The protests of the nobles are quickly crushed, as Grand Duke Orso and King Logen pledge their full support for their royal brother. The council ends with a grudging round of applause for Bayaz, saviour of Adua.
Afterwards, Arch Lector Glokta pulls the King aside, who gently enquires about the state of his marriage to Queen Terez. As a newly married man himself, Glokta offers to help. A cold shock runs through Jezal as Glokta announces that his wife is Ardee dan Glokta.
Meanwhile, Ninefingers storms into Bayaz’ chambers having discovers that Ferro is gone. Bayaz’ blithe indifference to Ferro’s condition, infuriates the Northman. Logen snarls that he’s done with him, and to stay out of his business in future.2
|Logen Ninefingers||Queen Terez|
|Jezal dan Luthar||Ardee West|
|Grand Duke Orso||Ferro Maljinn|
|Sand dan Glokta|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Adua||The Union||Open Council||The Lord's Round||Northmen|
- The title Tea and Threats is surely a throwback to the chapter Tea and Vengeance where Logen tells Bayaz that he doesn't want to know what his plans are.
- Logen has been walking a fine line recently. We've been living in his head with his compelling inner dialogue for too long to ever dislike him. However, when Logen returned to the North, he gave-in to the Bloddy-Nine, and became what everyone expected him to be: a monster. This exchange between him and Bayaz is something of a redemption moment; "Looks as if I’ll never be a better man, but I can try not to be a worse."