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.
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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:
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/the-giants-of-galtares/
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