But it seems way too easy.
Here, he practically spells the whole thing out, and yet Lapenus still apparently fails to put two and two together.
Generally, where works of fiction are concerned, there are two explanations for such implausible sloth on the uptake. The more common one is that the author simply isn’t very good, and relies upon the audience being as stupid as he is (what Roger Ebert likes to call an “Idiot Plot”) in order to artificially prolong the story. I don’t believe Jamie Smart is such an author, which inevitably leads to the second explanation: it’s all a massive double bluff, and the actual reveal is going to turn out to be something completely different.
Which must therefore lead to the conclusion that I am completely incorrect in my presumptions. I hope Skull keeps twisting and turning so as to simultaneously prove me completely right and disastrously wrong at every juncture.]]>