Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Cross, Sun And Sea

"Through the wan light he saw her kiss her amulet and trace a sign amidst shadow, a cross, the sun's emblem."
-Poul Anderson, The Dancer From Atlantis (London, 1977), CHAPTER SEVEN, p. 54.

See earlier references to the cross and the sun here.

Duncan and Erissa are onboard ship where he:

sees waves ripple and swirl;
hears timbers creak, stays hum, sheets snap and the sail thutter;
feels mild and lively air;
smells sun-baked pitch, ozone and salt.

He reflects that no historical fiction "...could give him the total reality...." (p. 51)

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