IN THE MOUNTAINS OF FIRE


By Dolores J. Nurss

Volume IV: Braided Paths

Chapter 14

REST AND REFUGE

DREAM NOTES

 

  I wrote General Aliso's confrontation with her men over their failure, because it would have had to happen.  The fate of the monastery caught me by surprise, but after I wrote it I realized the inevitability of it.  They had aided and comforted the enemy, and monasteries and convents with far more likeable inmates had fallen before this.

I dreamed, however, of recuperating in Rashid's hospital, deeply depressed, gaunt and exhausted, yet with no apparent wound.

            I wrote most of that about Zanne settling in, because she would have arrived in Vanikke about now.  But I have dreamed of Vanikke, and it did indeed have telephones at the time.


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