So, so gorgeous, and completely heartbreaking.
I would love someone to paint that image of Van, creating the universes...
Thank you, Narya :)
And yes, so would I. I will have to see if an artist can do that some time!
I am becoming increasingly breathless when I read Vanimore now- he has gone so far beyond the concept of 'character'. Your writing is sublime, the starkness of the images (just love the use of the word monument for example in this) The philosophical concepts are deeply complex I think and still intewoven with the personal. I feel you have been freed, like Vanimore, now that Magnificat is ended (or not really but has had one sort of an ending) and now you leap betwene one world and another. Interesting stuff.
Thank you, Ziggy. Well, it is really because of Summerland and Verhalen’s Chains of Eternity that he has been (or will be) going into different realities and stories :)
I have to finish Shadow over Genesis before I really write another story of what happens to him after this!