Sunday, 10 July 2016
What Is To Come?
Questions raised by Anderson at the end of his Foreword:
What became of -
What shape are they in at the end of the book?
Freda is with Mananaan and her son is with Odin;
the sword is in the sea;
the balance of power has been restored.
What does Odin say must happen?
That Freda's son:
"'...must one day take up the sword and bear it to the end of its weird.'" (p. 196)
Can this happen?
Easily. Odin has the son and Aegir would be able to recover a magic sword from the sea.
What does Imric feel will happen?
That Faerie will fade;
that the ErlKing will shrink to a sprite, then to nothing;
that the gods will go under. (p. 207)
What did happen?
We know because we are living it.