Category: Repurposed Content

Content from my other sites which I have repurposed for Operation: Brain Leak

Memories and Dreams

The memory is hazy. Perhaps because I was young then. Perhaps because it never really happened. Whatever the reason, I still remember the look in his eyes. I ran down the long hall, the large Phillips screwdriver clutched tightly in my seven-year-old fist. Back and forth between the two bedrooms at the end of the …

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Book Review: To Green Angel Tower, Part 2

To Green Angel Tower, Part 2 Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3 By Tad Williams While Simon and Miriamele make their way to the Hayholt, Josua’s camp is attacked by Norn assassins intent on killing Camaris. Tiamak sets Camaris’ tent on fire to warn the others, but Geloe is fatally injured in the attack. With …

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Book Review: To Green Angel Tower, Part 1

To Green Angel Tower, Part 1 Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 3 By Tad Williams Josua and the people at Sesuad’ra prepare for battle as the forces of High King Elias march toward the Stone of Farewell. Simon is knighted by Josua, giving the encampment of refugees reason to celebrate before the bloody battle. Meanwhile, …

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Book Review: Stone of Farewell

Stone of Farewell Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 2 By Tad Williams In the Qanuc village of Yiqanuc, Binabik is held prisoner by his own people, accused of oath-breaking. Simon asks Jiriki to convince the Herdsman and the Huntress to let him speak on Binabik’s behalf, but during the hearing he receives a vision from …

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Book Review: The Dragonbone Chair

The Dragonbone Chair Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Book 1 By Tad Williams In the land of Osten Ard, a young scullion named Simon becomes apprenticed to Morgenes, the doctor at the high king’s castle. King John dies, leaving his son Elias the throne, who brings with him to the castle a fallen priest, Pryrates. When …

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Book Review: Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines By W. Ramsey Smith Originally published around 1932, Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines claims to be a collection of campfire tales and oral traditions of the aboriginal people of Australia. This is mostly true. About a fifth of the book is devoted to tribal customs rather …

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Book Review: Wyandot folk-lore

Wyandot folk-lore By William Elsey Connelley Wyandot folk-lore is a study of the Wyandot culture and folk tales. It was published in the late 1800s and the copy I read was a republication by the Library of Congress, created from a scan of the book. The quality of the scan is about what one would …

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Book Review: The Library of Greek Mythology

The Library of Greek Mythology By Apollodorus Translated by Robin Hard The Library is a summary of Greek Mythology. In ancient times it was attributed to Apollodorus of Athens, who lived in the second century BCE, but it contains references to works written centuries after his death. The Library contains a brief history of the …

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Short Story Review: “New Spring”

“New Spring” The Wheel of Time series By Robert Jordan Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “New Spring” is a prequel story to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. Lan, crown prince to the dead kingdom Malkier, travels through the Borderlands, on a journey to defeat the terrible Blight which ravished his homeland. …

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Short Story Review: “The Wood Boy”

“The Wood Boy” The Riftwar Saga series By Raymond E. Feist Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg While war rocks the planet of Midkemia, a young boy wanders into a camp of soldiers pulling a sled laden with two bodies. He introduces himself as Dirk, and tells the story of a Tsurani invasion at …

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