Trail of Lightning -- Kai
It's rare for me to hope a character dies. Even villain characters that are meant to be disliked. But I'm kinda hoping Kai dies by the end of the story. If he and Maggie end up in a relationship I just may find a way to chuck an ebook through a window.
My read so far is that the author means for him to be likeable while making it clear why Maggie dislikes him. but as far as I'm concerned she just ended up writing a really dislikeable character.
Trail of Lightning -- Kai, spoilers
Arrogance is a trait that I have a love/hate relationship with in characters, depending on the type of arrogance. In Kai's case, it's that smirking arrogance that grates. And it's not even a deserved arrogance.
He's convinced he's a master manipulator, but he acts on impulse, saying whatever he thinks will work in the moment without a thought for the long game.
His insistence on forcing a nickname on Maggie is disrespectful arrogance.
Trail of Lightning -- Kai & Maggie, spoilers
@naga The point I stopped at (50%) has his arrogance start catching up with him big time. I'm hoping when I start reading again itll turn out t obe the wake-up call he needs, but not going to try reading again until I'm in a much better place mentally. Just in case.
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