Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
The natural world is a microcosm of forces in constant struggle against each other. The magic (if I may use a rather loaded word) of passing seasons, of vibrant summer giving way to harsh winter, is a storytelling idea that has been constant throughout literature. In certain cultures, particularly the mythologies of central and upper Europe, these opposing forces were personified by the Fae or Fairies. The Seelie Fae represents summer while the Unseelie are cold winter made flesh. Jim Butcher’s Summer Knight brings the Fae of Dresden’s universe to the forefront, revealing the supernatural politics that drive the frenzied spirit realms.