Poul Anderson Appreciation
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."
The Dancer From Atlantis
(London, 1977), CHAPTER SEVEN, p. 54.
See earlier references to the cross and the sun
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
...." (p. 51)
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