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So...who the hell is the Yoncy, the little girl?

In Salvation's Reach one of the minor characters mentions Gol's children as both being boys. When Daur's girlfriend mentions that Criid, who had adopted his kid after the Hive war, actually has a boy and a girl the minor character shrugs and says she must have been mistaken.

I thought she was mistaken...until I looked back at Necropolis. Yoncy IS a boy. The narration says he's a boy. Dalin refers to Yoncy as a he.

My mind was blown. I haven't checked where exactly Yoncy goes from a boy to a girl. Does anyone know where it is?

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i dont know, i want to say it goes back and forth. been awhile, so who knows.

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Do you figure it was just Abnett making a mistake and trying to cover it, or is there a more sinister reason?

You'd figure that Gol, who has always watched both Dalin and Yoncy, would have realized his son suddenly turned into a girl...
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i dont know. the thing with Yoncy was weird, which makes me wonder if he/she might play a part in it later.

i thought in straight silver Yoncy was a girl, but I don't remember. Would have to reread it.

its not like there havent been mistakes. In "The Armour of Contempt" it makes it sound like Dalin and Gol knew eachother, but then in "Only in Death" it makes it sound like Dalin and Gol didn't know eachother, when Dalin went before Gol. Like he didn't know that was his father.

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Probably happened during Gol's full moron mode phase, which is why he didn't notice.

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I (quickly) looked through the first 3 books after Necropolis and didn't see anything mentioning Yoncy's gender.

I do remember in The Armour of Contempt Dalin, who is experiencing war for the first time, mentions that he wishes he was a little kid against and playing with paper boats with his little sister.

Assuming that's chronologically correct, that would mean the switch would have been done very early.
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Probably happened during Gol's full moron mode phase, which is why he didn't notice.

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which? because Gol was a major I believe by that point in Armour of Contempt, and fully functional.

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I always thought he tried to pass off not knowing Dalin because he Gol wanted to avoid the situation as much as possible. It was an open secret, yeah, but Gol wanted to shrug it off.

Well, at least in Salvation's Reach he seems to openly acknowledge Dalin to his face that he's his father.
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I always thought he tried to pass off not knowing Dalin because he Gol wanted to avoid the situation as much as possible. It was an open secret, yeah, but Gol wanted to shrug it off.

Well, at least in Salvation's Reach he seems to openly acknowledge Dalin to his face that he's his father.
yeah, but Only in Death he Dalin goes before Gol, and is like do i know you? but in the previous novel, it seemed like Dalin knew exactly who Gol was, Gol just chose to keep his distance.

because when Dalin is in the fighting, he goes on to think something about how his father would just be apart of his life or something, that there is no normal in the guard.

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Could you cite the exact passages? My memory is a bit fuzzy on the specifics.
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