Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Infinity In Imagination
first, to the same universe but written by another author;
secondly, to a different universe by yet another author.
We discussed Harry Turtledove's sequel to Three Hearts... here but that was over two years ago and it is time to reread that story. At the very end of Three Hearts..., Holger searches bookshops for grimoires, treatises on magic, hoping to learn the spell that will take him back to the Carolingian universe. In A Midsummer Tempest, he has been traveling between universes but at random and Valeria Matuchek is helping him to get direction. That is our last sight of either character in Poul Anderson's works.
In Turtledove's sequel, Holger finds his way to the Carolingian universe but too late for Alianora who is now married with a grownup daughter. Are we happy with that outcome? I am not sure and will reread.