Sunday, January 06, 2019

What is David Drake reading?

Featured at Writers Read: David Drake, author of The Storm.

His entry begins:
A Bright Shining Lie/Neil Sheehan

I'm a Nam vet--drafted out of Duke Law School in 1968 and sent to War Zone C, then Cambodia, with the 11th Armored Cavalry. I read memoirs of participants in the war, but rarely histories. I was given this book by a friend.

Sheehan was In Country as a correspondent and was a friend of John Paul Vann, the subject of this biography. Vann was a committed anti-communist and believed in the war--but not in the way the war was fought by...[read on]
About The Storm, from the publisher:
THE THRILLING RE-TELLING OF ARTHURIAN LEGEND FROM MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY DAVID DRAKE CONTINUES! A young Champion must rescue a friend and battle an enemy at the heart of a chaotic world.

The universe has shattered into chaos and monsters. Jon, the Leader, is dedicating his life to reuniting the scattered hamlets into a Commonwealth where all humans can live protected against the darkness and the things that live in that darkness.

But no man can reshape the universe by himself. Jon has Makers to build weapons and clerks to handle the business of government—but he also needs Champions to face the powers of chaos which will not listen to any argument but force.

Lord Pal of Beune is one of those Champions. He has fought monsters and evil on behalf of Mankind, and he will fight them again. But now Guntram, the man who transformed Pal from an ignorant rube into a bulwark of the Commonwealth, has disappeared. Pal must locate his friend and mentor—and then he must battle an entity which may be at the core of the splintered universe!

Pal of Beune: A humane man in a universe full of inhumanity.

Pal of Beune: A strong man in a universe where some recognize only strength.

Pal of Beune: A hero who will keep going until something stops him—and who hasn't been stopped yet!
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--Marshal Zeringue