New PDF release: A Solitary War (A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight, Book 13)

By Henry Williamson

Quantity 13 of A Chronicle of historical Sunlight. In September 1939, warfare with Germany casts its lengthy shadow over the city and geographical region. Phillip Maddison, now farming in East Anglia, nonetheless stubbornly believes that Hitler's leader objective is the defence of Europe opposed to Stalin; yet he's engaged in a private conflict at the 'bad lands' the place his farm is located, attempting to subdue mounting accounts and to create a fertile yeoman conserving for his kinfolk. The portrayal of his struggles, either with himself and with the land, hold overall conviction, as does the image of his lifestyles in England until eventually the finishing of the conflict of Britain.

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Dream Stage: Rather more serious incidents take place, such as the unex­ plained sinkings o f various large ships, and the discoloration o f ocean currents, indicating some vast submarine activity in 'the Deeps'. But the real nature o f the menace is not yet clearly in view, and it still seems too remote and mysterious to justify real alarm. 3. Frustration Stage: The first real shock. Various islands are mysteriously attacked, and when the hero and heroine visit the West Indies to investigate we actually see the 'monsters' in their full horror for the first time: huge 'sea tanks', crawling up from the shore and removing hundreds of people by means o f deadly ribbon-like 'cilia' which stretch out into streets and houses to capture them.

2. Dream Stage: Rather more serious incidents take place, such as the unex­ plained sinkings o f various large ships, and the discoloration o f ocean currents, indicating some vast submarine activity in 'the Deeps'. But the real nature o f the menace is not yet clearly in view, and it still seems too remote and mysterious to justify real alarm. 3. Frustration Stage: The first real shock. Various islands are mysteriously attacked, and when the hero and heroine visit the West Indies to investigate we actually see the 'monsters' in their full horror for the first time: huge 'sea tanks', crawling up from the shore and removing hundreds of people by means o f deadly ribbon-like 'cilia' which stretch out into streets and houses to capture them.

It is a deeply deceitful and tricky opponent to deal with: cunning, treacherous, vicious, twisted, slippery, depraved, vile. There is also often something about its nature which is mysterious and hard to define. It may be: strange, shapeless, sinister, weird, nightmarish, ghastly, hellish, fiendish, demonic, dark. In other words, in its oddly elusive way, we see this 'night creature', whether it is a giant or a witch, a dragon or a devil, a ghost or a Martian, representing (often vested in a kind o f dark, supernatural aura) everything which seems most inimi­ cal, threatening and dangerous in human nature, when this is turned against ourselves.

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