a) yes it does b) WOULD THAT EDDIS HAD GONE THAT ROUTE??? or that we ever got an eddis book cough cough stares at sophos malignantly
i remember that in like 2004, an older (read: college-aged) friend of mine made some comment about how richard mayhew of neverwhere was “one of those delightful understated protagonists that only gaiman writes” and i remember thinking, wait a minute, richard mayhew doesn’t have a goddamned personality. none of neil gaiman’s main characters except morpheus have a personality. the emperor has no personality wake up. but i doubted myself because i was 14, maybe i was missing something understated and poignant.
well, now time has vindicated me and i think we can all agree richard mayhew doesn’t have a personality. and that is how i feel about like 6/10 of the characters in the queen’s thief, including eddis