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David McLeod

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David McLeod last won the day on October 10 2009

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About David McLeod

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    Serious writing, symbolism, imagegry; language; medieval fantasy, magic; happy endings.

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  1. It's been a long time since I was able to visit this site consistently, but the comfort and thoughts from so many folks has been an inspiration. There are several stories in draft that should be posted in a few months. More important, however, are the "reacts" and thoughts of so many readers and fellow authors. My best hopes go with you all.


    1. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      What kind of stories ? I'm hoping for more from your fantasy world. I've been reading The Paladin etc over and over again.

    2. David McLeod

      David McLeod

      Timothy M.,

      My goal is to post a sequel to "Durch Ferne...". It begs for a major campaign against evil on several fronts, and perhaps involving nearly everyone whose stories on World have been told. Thanks to reincarnation, we can pull a lot of people from the past. That's an ambitious project, however, and I have other obligations. We shall see.


      Thank you, as always, for your messages.



  2. You all made my day. I am a scientist by training and inclination, although my laboratory is often limited to my kitchen or my mind. I, too, like to mix science and magic in the spirit of Arthur Clarke's Third Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So mote it be! David
  3. Timothy M. Thank you for reading and for your comment. Overpopulation, especially in what we call "underdeveloped" countries (because "Third World" is no longer politically correct) is already leading to Malthusian Catastrophes and loosing the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, particularly Pestilence, Famine, and War. The Morlocks had a solution – they kept the Eloi in check by luring them to the underground and using them for food. Not something I would like to see, but I suspect it won't be long before stories of cannibalism are reported from countries with large refugee populations. I weep for humanity. David
  4. Toast, Thank you for reading and for your kind words. Hope you will continue to find enjoyment in my stories. David
  5. This particular "grail" (the Baron's son, the destruction of the evil one) is but one in a long series of adventures in this lifetime. It is a continuation of adventures in past lives and a precursor of adventures in future lives. Just as Lancelot never found the grail he sought, it is unlikely these boys (or the Principality of Arcadia and its ally, the Kingdom of the Elves) will ever completely overcome evil.
  6. This particular part of the book is apparently based on W. W. Comfort's translation of "The Quest for the Holy Grail," but without the religious aspect. In the introduction, Comfort writes, These familiar adventures with lorn ladies, with eyrie castles, with awful tombs and sylvan shrines, with cruel or craven knights—are all invested with a new “significance.” They are interpreted by the lonely hermits and learned abbots as mere trials of that faith which must survive all trials along the way of life. These adventures which astound and baffle the knights are inexplicable to them until they are explained by godly men in their true perspective as tests of moral and spiritual strength. www.yorku.ca/inpar/quest_comfort.pdf I think that addresses a number of your thoughts. Thank you for those, and as always, thank you for reading.
  7. All will be revealed – eventually. Rudy of Barrone (original author) does not write cliff-hangers, but he does sprinkle obscure clues throughout "The Book of Heroes."
  8. "Good attracts evil; exceptional good attracts exceptional evil."
  9. David McLeod

    Ancient Magic

    It would appear this particular band of brigands has some official protection, not unlike criminals in a corrupt city in our Earth Analogue. I believe you will see another side of this soon.
  10. David McLeod

    The Relic

    Yes, the author mishandled the amulet; however, the knowledge they gained may have been more important than the magic.
  11. You both saw that Thom is to become an important player in Patrick and Alan's missions. Keep an eye on him!
  12. David McLeod


    CAdfael, AKA "The Pelican," and his operation is indeed secret, although I suspect Alan's father is aware of at least some of it. "The fewer people who know a secret the longer it may be kept." And he's not as big a fool as he appears, but someone of something stepped in to ensure Patrick and Alan would bond with him.
  13. Thank you all for reading and for your thoughts. Patrick, of course, is the essence of Lawful-Good and Alan is utterly steadfast and devoted to him. (Anyone see any wish-fulfillment, there?)😊
  14. All your messages expressing concern about my absence and the state of my health are very much appreciated. My doctors (one "primary care physician," what we once called a "family doctor," as well as seven specialists) tell me I'm more likely to die by being struck by lightning or an original idea, than from any of the diseases, syndromes, and conditions they have diagnosed.

    Not sure I like the part about "original ideas," since I've just started on the 4th book in a tetralogy while the third is out to beta readers.

    I do miss the camaraderie and feedback of the GA website, and wish all friends (if I may be so bold) the very best. If the creek don't rise, I hope to be back as an author as soon as my other obligations are fulfilled. 

    1. drpaladin


      Good news .

    2. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      So nice to hear from you again. And you got back to loads of comments from paladin. ;) 

      (You might want to check this post out.)

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