The Sword of Welleran

The Sword of Welleran

by Lord Dunsany

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The Sword of Welleran by Lord Dunsany

Where the great plain of Tarphet runs up, as the sea in estuaries, among the Cyresian mountains, there stood long since the city of Merimna well-nigh among the shadows of the crags. I have never seen a city in the world so beautiful as Merimna seemed to me when first I dreamed of it. It was a marvel of spires and figures of bronze, and marble fountains, and trophies of fabulous wars, and broad streets given over wholly to the Beautiful. Right through the centre of the city there went an avenue fifty strides in width, and along each side of it stood likenesses in bronze of the Kings of all the countries that the people of Merimna had ever known. At the end of that avenue was a colossal chariot with three bronze horses driven by the winged figure of Fame, and behind her in the chariot the huge form of Welleran, Merimna's ancient hero, standing with extended sword. So urgent was the mien and attitude of Fame, and so swift the pose of the horses, that you had sworn that the chariot was instantly upon you, and that its dust already veiled the faces of the Kings. And in the city was a mighty hall wherein were stored the trophies of Merimna's heroes. Sculptured it was and domed, the glory of the art of masons a long while dead, and on the summit of the dome the image of Rollory sat gazing across the Cyresian mountains towards the wide lands beyond, the lands that knew his sword. And beside Rollory, like an old nurse, the figure of Victory sat, hammering into a golden wreath of laurels for his head the crowns of fallen Kings.

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ISBN-13: 9788828367888
Publisher: Blackmore Dennett
Publication date: 08/02/2018
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 247 KB

About the Author

The 12 stories here are some of Dunsany's best. They will take you on a remarkable journey to places that sometimes seem soft and pleasant, sometimes bleak and ominous - but always surprising. Dunsany was a fantasy genius, a creator of the fantasy genre, and a boon to current masters such as Gaiman and King.

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