Wednesday, 6 July 2016
The Twilight Of The Elves
Poul Anderson, The Broken Sword (London, 1977).
"Shields blinked along the wales..." (p. 95)
"...a jewelled dagger in an electrum sheath..." (p. 97)
Are the elves about to meet their "twilight" at the hands of the trolls? Meanwhile:
"The cool blue twilight loved of the elves seemed to drift like smoke through the hall..." (p. 97)
Freda cannot see the far wall and only glimpses "...the vine-carved rafters." (ibid.) There is another food list, shorter than usual:
The elves feast before their new war with the trolls.