But would you return given how poorly treated he was? People jumped on him and said things that weren't even true. They made out like he just did something so very awful. It wasn't nice and would like to have DRG3 back, I cannot blame him for not being here.
Thing is, I just reread the RBOE review thread
where he announced his departure (here
), and I couldn't really find anything like what you describe. There were negative comments, sure, but you make it sound as if he was jumped by an angry mob and beaten into a bloody pulp.
About this novel: definitely the strongest of DRG III's Typhon Pact novels. Still not agree with the direction DRGIII choose to take Sikso, but like I said in my Rough Beasts of Empire review last year
, I concede that it is a possible one based on prior character developments, just not the one I would have taken. Anyway, the story was well written and most of the characterization were very good, so I voted above average.