Billy Tim Jones



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The Broken Sword (Fantasy Masterworks 32) by Poul Anderson
This, The Saga of Skafloc Elf's-Foster - a changeling - is absolutely captivating and well worth reading again. The geographical, historical and language usage make it all so believable, you could almost believe it! From brutal mortal beliefs of Viking culture to the mystical, immortal, majestic cruelty of the High Elves with their eyes the colour of moonlight, the whole thing is spellbinding and inspiring. I particularly love the different characters' use of verse to express individual feelings and progress parts of the story - Skafloc quoth, "the wind lives alone and wails in the trees".

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