here. The distinctive features of this work are:
some passages of mythological writing, culminating in a Marian maritime prayer;
a contemporary Amsterdam setting;
a subtle time travel paradox;
a quest back through time with the time travelers finding themselves at the end of their search;
an affair for Everard before he meets Wanda Tamberly;
a fictitious character based on the historical figure of Veleda;
parallels with Anderson's "The Sorrow Of Odin The Goth" but also a different treatment of the common theme;
descriptive passages evoking human life close to nature and the seasons in first century Northern Europe.
The Patrol meets not a man identified with a god but the prophetess of a goddess. I am not sure how much more I will find to post about this short novel but still enjoy rereading it.