Thursday, 9 March 2017
"'Westward, maybe to Vinland or beyond. Whole vast realms of nature, Faerie, and man must be there, untouched by Christendom, open for our adventuring...we might become gods.'"
-Poul Anderson, The Merman's Children (London, 1981), p. 256.
Prince William asks Sir Nigel Loring, self-exiled from England, where he will go:
"Nigel shrugged, and looked westward, blinking a little as he saw the sun was already setting. It made a path of blood and fire across the water, stretching clouds like hot gold and molten copper along the horizon.
"'There, Your Highness. This part of the Lorings' story is over, and we've pulled up our roots. Somewhere there's new earth waiting for them.'"
-SM Stirling, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), Chapter Eight, p. 237.