martedì 2 settembre 2014

Teaser Tuesday #88

Ed ecco di nuovo la rubrica settimanale Teaser Tuesday, creata dal blog Should Be Reading, che si divide in poche, semplici fasi:
1_ prendi il libro che stai leggendo
2_ apri una pagina a caso
3_ scrivi un breve brano (stando attenti a non spoilerare)
4_ scrivi titolo e autore

"I suppose at the crucial moment he spared me for Gawain's sake, or Gareth's, or the old vavasour our host's. But it is ever the same tale. At the crucial moment, every man refrains from killing me, or else fails, and leaves me alive to my Fate. Even you, Sir Kay. Even tough I am an unnatural birth - a monster."
"Mordred," I said, "neither of them knew they were brother and sister. Merlin relied on the Sword in the Stone to prove Arthur's claim, and never revealed Arthur's parentage until months later. He never even told my father whose son Arthur was."
"And perhaps even you did not realize he had gotten into her bed? That was her condition, that it be done with secrecy. I know. I asked my mother. She was alive, then. I still would not fully believe the priest words, you see, until  I heard from her own lips the possibility that I was Arthur's son instead of Lot's. Oh, they were innocents in their incest - but not in their adultery. What could she do? She remembered what Uther Pendragon had done to her mother Dame Igraine - though she did not know that Arthur was the fruit of that sin - and she did not want her husband to die as Igraine's first husband, my maternal grandfather, had die. Satisfying Arthur's lust in secret seemed the best way to help fashion peace between him and Lot."
"She couldn't have been particularly displeased with Arthur," I observed. "She stayed loyal to him afterwards."
"Yes. She might have been his queen, after Lot's death, if they had not turned out to be brother and sister, and if not been for Guenevere. But my mother's attempt to make peace might have worked, might have save King Lot, if it had not been for Merlin's prophecy and Arthur's murder of the May Babies."
 - The Idylls of the Queen, Phyllis Ann Karr

6 commenti:

  1. Risposte
    1. Ne sono felice :) se li leggerai spero che ti piacciano ;)

  2. Mmm... Devo assolutamente fare qualcosa per questa mia assurda fissa anti-arturiana XD: e dire che il personaggio di Mordred sembra così interessante! :(

    1. Sì, dovresti :P
      Mordred imho è un personaggio interessantissimo, ma ci sono anche gli altri che meritano ^-^
      Se volessi provare qualcosa consiglio la serie di Mary Stewart: sono quattro libri (i primi tre con protagonista Merlino, l'ultimo con protagonista Mordred) e per me sono belli in generale, non solo relativamente al ciclo arturiano.

  3. Risposte
    1. Non credo lo recensirò: mi è piaciuto un sacco, ma non è scattata la scintilla che porta ad una recensione ç.ç