Re: McKinley: spindle's end/damar

From: Katherine Hartsough <>
Date: Sat Jun 10 2000 - 00:16:41 PDT

   I find this reference to Harry rather strange. I've read the beginning
of Spindle's End so far, and the description of the country makes it seem
farther back in time than Harry's world. It seems much more in keeping with
a fairy tale setting. And in fact it is supposed to, according to the
quote, take place after The Blue Sword, perhaps a long time after. In the
Blue Sword, Home had such things as guns, etc., as far as I recall. But I
suppose I can think up arguments to answer my questions: magic was supposed
to make guns behave oddly, and not work- perhaps it does this for other
objects of relatively advanced technology. Corlath's Damar didn't have guns
and such, but then they did have knowledge of them, and their lifestyle
seemed more of a cultural difference than a difference in time. It seemed
more modern for some reason. Of course, I haven't read all of Spindle's End
yet. Are there any indications of a time period later than that of Harry's
Damar, beyond the quote?

>Subject: McKinley: spindle's end/damar
>Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 23:30:59 EDT

>She(Rosie) thought of her favourite stories...many of the tales of Damar
>against the North, especially of Harimad-sol at the Madamer Gate, and the
>holding of the way at Ullen. p. 284

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