Thornbrake said: The fact that we're still debating (until issue #4 of Final Quest) whether Kahvi is dead, and who Teir's parents are I think is the result of this.
I think that's actually called a mystery. Every indication up till now has been that Kahvi is dead and that she is Tier's mom. There just hasn't been confirmation until now. A red herring, I think, wouldn't have us going 'yep- that was right- she's dead and his mom'-- it would have us, rather, saying 'OMG! I never would have guessed that was going to be the case, because all signs pointed to his Kahvi being alive and Tier's mom being Savah!' or something...
Thornbrake said: Rayek dying in the desert only to turn up with the Go-Backs was a huge red herring.
Yes- that was definitely a red herring. That is a total, legit, honest to goodness, swam up when we didn't expect it, red herring. But I think it's one of a very few.