By Ciji Ware
PRAISE FOR A COTTAGE by way of the ocean:
"An fascinating, attractive, advanced, and romantic novel that would hold readers up lengthy into the night." —Rundpinne
A mystery could carry for 100 years ... after which it's time for the previous to take revenge
Daphne Duvallon vowed by no means to come to the South years in the past whilst she left her philandering fiance on the altar. Now relatives has referred to as her again to Natchez, Mississippi, a urban as mysterious and compelling because the ghostly voices that hang-out her dreams.
From a time whilst the oldest cost at the Mississippi was once in its heyday and colossal fortunes have been made and misplaced, Daphne starts off to discover the secrets and techniques of an ancestor whose destiny is someway associated along with her personal. In a compelling and enthralling story, now Daphne needs to correct the wrongs of the prior, or keep on with an identical course into tragedy...
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"Ware's weaving of a modern tale in addition to heritage of 100 years prior, and the accuracy and aspect she brings into the tale are fascinating."
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Indd 16 4/11/2011 12:57:17 PM F A I R I E S A N D H U M A N S B E T W E E N P O S S I B L E W O R L D S 17 As this episode demonstrates, once Morgan is humanized her powers become severely limited. Though Morgan really is capable of instilling the horn with magical properties, her plot relies on the agency of other humans, and through such fallible and fickle intermediaries it is foiled almost before it has a chance to begin. Furthermore, this episode also shows why certain romance authors chose to humanize Morgan in order to integrate her into the Arthurian court, to make her actions and motivations logical within texts that do not include alternative worlds.
And if there is another possible world within the text, what sort of world is it? What are its rules? The Gawain-Poet ultimately leaves these questions unanswered, and in so doing provokes the audience’s imaginative engagement by leaving open multiple possible avenues of interpretation. 64 Such theories, however, are not only ultimately inconclusive, since the romance’s text-world is not constrained by any supposed sources, but also potentially reductive, since they treat the Green Knight as a cultural or mythical remnant whose origins and meanings must be sourced, rather than as a figure whose meanings and significance are generated by, and convened in, the actions and circumstances of the narrative itself.
It is, though, often the case that a fairy’s interior desires are evident externally: because of their extreme power, coupled with their freedom from moral constraints, there is little to stand in the way of their taking what they want. indd 15 4/11/2011 12:57:17 PM 16 F A I R I E S I N M E D I E VA L R O M A N C E A fairy’s motivations, however, are more difficult to pin down, and this points to another essential quality fairies commonly possess: their tendency to show up unexpectedly and behave in ways that are neither logical nor predictable.