I was very happy to learn tonight that David Friedman (economics professor of libertarian bent and son of Milton Friedman to some, medieval recreationist “Cariadoc of the Bow” to others) has been podcasting his fantasy novel Harald.
I loved that book, because it’s bracing. It’s full of action and adventure, and can-do spirit. You won’t agree with everything the characters think and do; but they wouldn’t expect you to. It’s set in a heroic fantasy world, not in our Middle Ages; but it’s not the sort of heroic fantasy you’ve read before.
I look forward to listening to this book. Like many, I’ve sat by Cariadoc’s fire on a summer night in the Pennsylvania mountains and listened to the tales floating upward with the smoke. There aren’t many like him.