Storyteller series: The Druid's Son: part 4
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Musing on the chat thread discussion, I've had some more thoughts about time and continuity of cultures, but I'll wait until someone else posts on that thread.
Regarding Dan's question in #9: Not sure if I can remember what I was thinking about in that regard... probably the other thread right now.
ETA: yes, it's only on Lulu - link here.
... done. btw, if anyone wants to create a wikipedia page for me, feel free - I can't do it myself ;-)
What is a "case wrapped" hardcover: like a textbook, in that it incorporates the cover art as opposed to a cloth cover with a dustjacket?
eta: it's also a lot cheaper since it's only on Lulu; if it was a separate project with amazon distribution it would probably be $40-45 due to the markup to SRP.
It's my feeling that the group read might go smoother if I don't comment there a lot - I'd rather see what other folks make of the book - unless there are specific questions. What do people think?
One minor quibble re your post #6 - the book starts in 61/62 AD (interpretations of the Roman records differ), the year after the invasion of Anglesey, not in 80 AD.
Looking forward to how this develops!
(And any text mentioning Basso's book piques my interest!)
Re: group read: you might include in your invitations to join this link: http://gwerninstoryteller.blogspot.com/p/the-druids-son-sample-chapter.html
to the first chapter.
As for "jumping in", you are welcome to stomp around as much or as little as you like. My hope is to keep the thread interesting enough that everyone is stays tuned it. If I can make it fun, or if we actually get some conversation out of it, that would be ideal...but my limited LT charisma is not so helpful there.
Anyway, it's all good, however much you get involved.
Need to get back to blogging again, too - I've been too busy the last week due to various activities, including getting ready for the winter weather which arrived last night (one inch of snow possible - hmm, where did the other two or three inches come from???).
I think I posted that link on one of my threads here, but can't remember which one.
0.6 m between each neck ring: not a lot of room. The prisoners would have to focus so much on not falling, or not choking one another while sitting down, it would leave very little opportunity for escape.
I realise it's not designed to be comfortable but this seems infeasible!
Moderate spoiler alert:
In Gwernin's next book he is going to hear about events which happen to Togi, some of them covered in The Druid's Son and some of them later. To write a sequel to The Druid's Son I'll have to figure out what the original event was which morphed into the story Gwernin will hear... and I will have to be aware while writing The Fallen Stones of the eventual (probable) need to make that reconciliation... tricky, that... ;-)
My Falco and Titus:
or Taliesin - since he seems to be an inspiration.
...or Awen...I guess I should stop now.
I thought something like Old or Lost Britain, or even Dark Ages Britain. "Lost Images of Dark Age Britain"? But this quickly becomes overly descriptive and loses the evocative.
"Roman and Dark Ages Britain" is inclusive enough, but lacks... er... something.
Vote: I like "Roman and Dark Ages Britain" for the new group name.
Vote: I think "Tre Gwernin" captures the idea better.
Vote: Neither one seems quite right. May we should think a little more.
"For discussion of the history and archaeology of Roman and "Dark Ages" Britain, and of historical fiction set in that period. Authors are allowed to mention and discuss their own books as long as (1) the books are pertinent to or set in this period and location, and (2) the posts are not blatantly promotional. ("Drive-by authors" starting "buy-my-book" threads, for example, may expect to be flagged.) Threads concerning G. R. Grove's "Storyteller" series and its spin-offs are explicitly permitted."
"This group evolved from group discussions of G. R. Grove's "Storyteller" series and its spin-offs, with the intent of expanding upon these in particular, and generally in hopes of finding a home for threads on other similar discussions and books."
We can always tweak the details later if we need to.