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Topic: "Seduce Me" Series by Jacquelyn Frank

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Date Posted: 8/15/2011 8:57 PM ET
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I read these two books this weekend, although in the wrong order, and have some questions.

In book 1 (Dreams), Lt. Commander Masin " Lasher" Morse is a pretty central character, second in command to Bronse in the elite military team he leads.  Towards the end of the book, there's a standoff between the team and bad guys in an elevator.  All works out and the few remaining pages focus on Bronse and Ravenna.

But in Book 2 (Flames), Lasher is never mentioned.  Unless I just missed it.  Last time he was mentioned was during the elevator conflict in Book1. I read Book 2 by mistake first so didn't have a frame of reference and didn't notice his absence. But then I read Book 1 and became aware of Lasher's character. I skimmed through Book 2 again later looking for him, but no luck.

The rest of the team is worked into the story line for both Book 1 and 2. Lasher was prominent enough in Book 1 to suspect there will be a future book with his story. So why disappear for the second book?  Maybe I missed a mention. So...

1) Does anyone have the e-book version for Seduce Me in Flames, and could you do a key word search for "Lasher"?

2) Does anyone remember something I missed?

Thanks!

 



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Date Posted: 8/19/2011 7:06 AM ET
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I just finished 'Seduce Me in Flames' last night and noticed only one brief mention of Lasher toward the very end of the book.  Page 317 to be exact.  Ender tells Ambrea that Lasher and Justice are standing guard outside of the infirmary.  No dialogue, no scenes with him actually in them - just a brief mention.  Maybe we'll see more of him in the next book, or maybe he'll get a book of his own in the future...

Date Posted: 8/21/2011 2:42 PM ET
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Yeah, I noticed it too.  Sort of a strange way to handle his character.  More character development in "Flames" would have been a great way to build interest in whichever future book that would be Lasher's story.

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 12:26 PM ET
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The irony for me was the prediction/prophesy in the first book that Bronse would lose one of his team members.  They spent the whole book trying to change that outcome.  So we get to the end of the book and Lasher is there at the elevator conflict. Then - nothing - the rest of the team is in book 2, but not him.  (Well except for the reference you found on page 317.) So maybe the author was unconsciously fulfilling the prediction and "lost" Lasher for awhile! 

More likely there were some sections considered too long and edited down, including incidental mentions of Lasher. He was probably lost inadvertently through editing.

I, too, would like to see Lasher's story. With his protectiveness towards the (teen) healer, I wonder if Frank will hold off a bit on Lasher's story so she can grow up and be his counterpart.



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