Archive for June 5th, 2006

We come to the end of Dawn of Flame. It's been an interesting early work by a gifted writer, though the emphasis was on 'early work'. Amazing how the story blends moments of the rankest and most unconvincing newbieness with interesting worldbuilding and mature thought. And I think he actually managed to pull off an ending that shouldn't have worked at all. (Or maybe I'm just a sucker for poetic prose.)

Chapter 10: Old Einar Again



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Today we celebrate the feast day of the saint with guts enough to evangelize pagan Germany. If you've never read or listened to "The First Christmas Tree" by Henry Van Dyke, I think you'll find it a good way to celebrate the saint.

"The First Christmas Tree" on archive.org.

"The First Christmas Tree" here on Maria Lectrix. 

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