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#51 2013-01-19 20:35:02

The Misread Man
Pilgrim
From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Registered: 2013-01-19
Posts: 1

Re: Ferras Vansen

As far as I could tell Ferras was in his mid twenties while Briony was in her late teens maybe 20. There is no way Briony was as young as 15, I don't know where that's from but her thoughts perceptions and actions are far too mature for a girl that young, (even if she was somewhat naive). Also I could swear I read somewhere in the first book that Ferras's hair was long enough that he tied it back at one point, but I can't find that spot in the book anywhere and I've been debating with myself whether the image I had of him as having long/ish hair is accurate or not. Can anyone clarify this for me, perhaps tell me where I can find this description in the book?


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#52 2013-01-20 18:21:11

Blue&Green
Pilgrim
Registered: 2012-08-22
Posts: 209

Re: Ferras Vansen

The Misread Man wrote:

As far as I could tell Ferras was in his mid twenties while Briony was in her late teens maybe 20. There is no way Briony was as young as 15, I don't know where that's from but her thoughts perceptions and actions are far too mature for a girl that young, (even if she was somewhat naive). Also I could swear I read somewhere in the first book that Ferras's hair was long enough that he tied it back at one point, but I can't find that spot in the book anywhere and I've been debating with myself whether the image I had of him as having long/ish hair is accurate or not. Can anyone clarify this for me, perhaps tell me where I can find this description in the book?

It's hard to say how old Ferras is but I always pictured mid to late 20s. I know there's a few remarks made by him -- he said he came to the city 6 years past -- one saying he left home when he was around Barrick's age (which would put him in his early 20s), but that only puts it in the general range -- and there's other hints that he might have went elsewhere before he landed in Southmarch. As for his hair, I don't recall how it's described, only that it's brown. Like most others in the series, I would assume by the end it was probably shoulder length or close.

As for Briony, though, she's definitely 15 -- it's stated a few times in Shadowmarch. She's 16 by the end of the series. But, yes, she's definitely more mature than any 15 year old but I suppose that's just because she had to grow up faster than most. She does come off as more of a typical teenager at the beginning of the series.

 

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