Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Giants of Galtares

A short story inspired by Amadis of Gaul. 

An illumination by Loyset Liédet for Froissart’s Chronicles about the Hundred Year’s War.

In Chapters 11 and 12, Amadis’s brother Galaor travels to Galtares to do battle with the giant who has taken Galtares from Galaor’s step-father, also a giant. He is accompanied by two damsels he meets along the way.

Throughout the centuries, Amadis of Gaul has inspired a wide variety of sequels and spin-off works. I have continued that tradition and written the story of one of the damsels who sees Galaor triumph — and who faces her own life-changing test of courage.

You can read “The Giants of Galtares” in issue #111 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, an online magazine of literary adventure fantasy:

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