Blame this on the head cold I’m almost over (truly) and the mild fever that accompanied it. Blame it on the change of weather, that had me getting up in the middle of the night to close windows that had, sudden and inexplicably, become openings to the arctic.
Blame it on my dad giving me all the books of legends of the region that he could gather on short notice. Yes, I also got books on the history of the City of Porto and surroundings, but when it comes to Fantasy it is easiest to dip into the legends. And these legends are full of changing times and changing circumstances, of the tumultuous succession of Romans and Swabians, Moors and Christian crusaders, absolutist and parliamentary monarchists, republicans, French invaders and British liberators.
Most of the legends are just that, legends, though I suspect a lot of what the guys writing…
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