[DWJ] Re: Last Battle

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu Jun 22 11:14:05 EDT 2006

> I'm rereading The Amulet of Samarkand, and your reminding me of Uncle
> Whatsisname sparked the thought that he's exactly the sort of magician
> who runs the world in Stroud's books- Underwood would say just that to
> Nathaniel, if he was a bit more poetic than he is! It seems like a very
> realistic portrayal of the love of power being the root of evil. 
> I think a lot of Stroud's magicians would benefit from being watered by
> an elephant!

Yes, and isn't the Uncle in Conrad's Fate that vein, too?

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
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   -- Alice Stone Blackwell

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