A Wizard In War: The Third Chronicle of the Magnus D'Armand, by Christopher Stasheff

By Christopher Stasheff

The medieval planet of Maltroit seems repeating Earth's bloody heritage within the worst attainable demeanour. it truly is as much as the Rogue Wizard to provide the downtrodden a crash path in democracy, so prior to you could say "Magna Carta," he is bent the process heritage through educating the nobles the rudiments of democracy, and education the peasants within the fundamentals of radical politics.

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Coll was all the more flabbergasted. Surely they were crazed! Surely there could not truly be a land where plowmen lived to be sixty! A lord might live that long, but surely not a serf-and to still look youthful at thirty-five? Impossible! A similar thought seemed to have occurred to Gar, because he turned and asked, "I had thought you were in your thirties, Coll. " Coll stared, wondering if he should take of-. fense. " Gar sat gazing at him for a minute, then nodded and turned his face back to the road.

But he shrugged off the notion almost as soon as it came. Fairies and elves were real-everyone knew that, even though they had never seen them-but a land without war? Impossible! Dirk nodded at the plowman, his white hair tousled by the wind. "How old is that grandfather? Sixty? " Coll stared, amazed. "Few serfs indeed live to. that age! " Dirk stared, and Coll could see that he was unnerved. "I would age early too, in such a land," Gar said gently. Dirk swallowed thickly and nodded. Coll was all the more flabbergasted.

There, I don't see any sign of the fighting ever letting up, and it's grinding the serfs to bits. " "Small revolution? A big one, please! " "No, that would only result in a change of masters," Magnus objected, "not to mention another bloodbath while they switched places. A small revolution can produce a big improvement in living conditions right away, and an even bigger improvement with each generation. " Dirk sat down again, frowning. " Magnus began to tell him. Dirk kept asking questions, so the explanation became more and more involved-but Magnus did manage to wrap it up as they went into orbit around Maltroit, five days later.

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