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Archive for November 13th, 2007

The Worm Ouroboros continues, as the three mountain climbers mount their final assault on their world’s tallest mountain, Koshtra Pivrarcha.

Chapter 12C

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It’s interesting to compare Eddison and Tolkien’s treatment of mountains. Tolkien was a great walker and felt mountains were all right in their place, but Eddison was absolutely nuts for rock climbing and mountain climbing. So this chapter melds realism about rocks and techniques with a great deal of beauty.

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