Friday, 12 August 2016
Fantasy And Reality
"'...the Trollburg garrison has an afreet.'
"I whistled, and a chill crawled along my spine. The Caliphate had exploited the Powers recklessly - that was one reason why the rest of the Moslem world regarded them as heretics and hated them as much as we did - " (p. 8)
That sounds familiar, almost prophetic.
"- but I never thought they'd go as far as breaking Solomon's seal. An afreet getting out of hand could destroy more than anybody cared to estimate." (ibid.)
- like terrorists with nukes. Why has that not happened yet? (I can't say "thank God," except metaphorically.) Fiction, including fantasy, reflects reality.