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Archive for June 26th, 2007

The Worm Ouroboros continues, as King Gorice XII and Lord Gro do some hellraising. Not the metaphorical kind.

Chapter 4 (cont.)

26:00.

UPDATE: Broken link fixed on Chs. 4A and 4B. Thanks for telling me!

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The Worm Ouroboros continues, as the Witchlanders return home to Carce, and King Gorice summons Lord Gro to his private sorcery workshop.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering? Yep, Tolkien read Eddison. Not a huge fan, but liked our Lord Gro.

Chapter 4: Conjuring in the Iron Tower

23:46.

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The Lani People continues. In its penultimate chapter, Kennon is forthright in facing his intellectual obligations — but not so clear about his personal ones….

I’m afraid the ending is starting to feel a bit rushed. The book has brought up a lot of complicated and emotional issues; and unfortunately, it doesn’t ever delve into them as deeply as they deserve. Also, I think it’s fair to warn you that Kennon’s not going to get the comeuppance for his remarks about women and civilization that the little smartaleck deserves. Alas. (If you ever wondered why Joanna Russ got so exasperated with sf… well, I think this book provides a clue.) Still, there will be comeuppance, never fear.

Chapter 19

19:16.

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