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Where's Locklear?
« on: October 13, 2009, 04:32:47 AM »

I'm rereading "Jimmy the Hand" and I've got to wonder: where is Locklear, or even any mention of his family in Land's End?

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Re: Where's Locklear?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 02:29:56 AM »

If memory serves me, JtH was set before Locklear was sent to the court in Krondor, so why would there be any mention of him, before then?
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Re: Where's Locklear?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 03:29:01 AM »

Well, this is what I meant:

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In JtH, Bernarr is baron of Land's End, and when he is killed, Bram becomes baron.  Now, I highly doubt that Locklear can be Bram and Lorrie's son, because Locklear is only a year or two younger than Jimmy is!  The only thing that I can think of is that, after Bernarr dies, the crown does not allow Bram to inherit (maybe because he has no training?) and they instead give Locklear's family the barony.


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Re: Where's Locklear?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 03:39:28 PM »

You pretty much summed it up exactly. The crown gifts the barony to Locklear's father due to Bram's inability to govern the holdings. This is touched upon in the APE of Prince of the Blood (in which Bram and Lorrie have a small cameo).
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Re: Where's Locklear?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 05:14:17 PM »

They have a cameo in the APE of "Prince of the Blood"?  Hmmm...  Come to think of it, the last time I read that book, I hadn't read JtH yet, so I probably didn't even notice.  Thanks again!

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Re: Where's Locklear?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 09:32:02 PM »

Well, this is what I meant:

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In JtH, Bernarr is baron of Land's End, and when he is killed, Bram becomes baron.  Now, I highly doubt that Locklear can be Bram and Lorrie's son, because Locklear is only a year or two younger than Jimmy is!  The only thing that I can think of is that, after Bernarr dies, the crown does not allow Bram to inherit (maybe because he has no training?) and they instead give Locklear's family the barony.


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Have I got news for you. (And that after six years.) REF answered a question today on his facebook page in regards to why Jimmy the Hand is a different character in the book he wrote with Steve Stirling. The full answer, includes the answer to your question. Although it may be less satisfying as what you had hoped. Still it's an answer nonetheless. I've bolded it for you. Here we go:

Quote from: Raymond E. Feist
Raymond E. Feist Well, it's not entirely giving up creative control. It's my universe, so I get the final say. The problem with each collaboration is you create a new third voice.

I learned so much doing the Empire series with Janny Wurts that I worked a bit (long business of publishing story cut here because it's pretty boring) to get a three book deal to work with authors I enjoy. Only one of them, Joel Rosenberg, was a personal friend, but I admired Bill Forschend and Steve Sterling's work a great deal.

First, Bill was liking working with myself. The beauty of Honored Enemy was that it was as if I had written a draft of stuff I never would have thought of by myself. it was the most fun I've had working with another writer. Like my work with Janny, I can't tell you what parts Bill wrote and what parts I did. Joel was Joel. I asked him to clone his three characters from Not Exactly The Three Musketeers and use them in a murder mystery. So what does Joel do? He simply picks them up and drops them in my world, even though one of them is dead in his universe. So I worked with that. We got where I wanted to go, but in a way that was completely different than how I wanted to get there, but which had me laughing a lot as I read his early draft, so I did a lot less re-write than I thought I was going to.

Steve,now that's another lesson. I love his solo work, and think his Draka stuff is as scary as it is well done, and his Island in the Sea of Time is blood genius. But what I didn't know is that he thinks of outlines as kind of loose suggestions. I got Jimmy the Hand's first draft from him way late, I mean about a week before I was to send it off to London. So I made a lot of coffee and worked my butt off, but it wasn't the book we had agreed on. So I ended up with some continuity problems I had to leave to the reader, assuming Bram did not get recognized as the heir to Land's End, and Lockey's father getting the job, that sort of thing.

Having someone add a voice to the narrative can be great fun when it works, but it's always interesting, even if it doesn't work out as you thought it would. I enjoyed working with four very different, very talented authors and learned a great deal about the craft from getting a peek inside their heads and seeing how they approached the narrative.
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Re: Where's Locklear?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 09:03:41 AM »

Possible, but unlikely story. Memories fade.
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For some reason I had it in my head that Lockie died in Kesh.


Lockie is one of my all-time faves. Mostly because Krondor: The Betrayal was my first trip into Feist land.

The Midkemia Wiki's Locklear page doesn't really offer much insight either. Surely there's enough fandom out there for these entries to be a little more thorough.

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