wonderful! Love all those references to magnficat world and this, the complex folding of reality with luscious prose.
Thank you, Ziggy :) It’s really so much fun with verhalen writing Van in his ‘verse and my writing ‘around’ it and writing Sören sometimes. It’s lovely when writers really ‘get’ your characters enough to want to use them in their own series, just brilliant.
‘One can go through the portal easily, but leaving the world one has chosen — such as this — requires use of ancient places on those worlds, standing stones, tumuli, islands, the hollows in great trees, crossroads, where the shore meets the sea. Liminal places. There are such legends on this Earth: That the Tuatha de Danaan vanished into the mounds of Ireland, and became known as the Sidhe. Of course they did not go underground, but into the otherworld, another reality. Some people can feel these lesser portals. Iceland itself is such a place in its own right. When I wish to exit this Earth, I use those places.’
Love this stuff. I how you describe it. It is a terrific concept.
I love the interaction between Maglor and Vanimore. Delightful to read. Are you continuing from here now?
Author's Response: Oh, thank you, Oshun :) I like exploring these concepts too. I am not sure if I am continuing because, as with Narya, who is writing on from ‘Summerland’, this story is really being written by verhalen on AO3. (Chains of Eternity), although he has out me as a co-creator in his ‘Northern Lights’ series. In those cases, I tend to write around the ‘outside’ like this, and also ‘Balefire’ so I don’t bodge up their storylines!
Oh, what a treat! I love it, the simmering tension between them, all the hints at the vastness of the universe - wonderful.
Author's Response: Thank you :) I love thinking about all the different universes as well.