We only judge a book by its cover! Two Quantum Leapers find themselves in pre-BCE England; unwilling to admit their true origin to each other they try to set right what once went wrong, unaware that they are, in face, what it is that went wrong. Kenneth, a college DM accidentally transports himself to a world where those precious few fertile males are little more than valuable but mindless studs, where his encyclopedic nerdery is mistaken for the lost art of sorcery. Recorded in front of a live audience in the Czech Republic.
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The Greek fable tells of an ass that is carrying a religious image and takes the homage of the crowd as being paid to him personally. When pride makes it refuse to go further, the driver beats it and declares that the world has not yet become so backward that men bow down to asses. The fable was revived in Renaissance times by Andrea Alciato in his Emblemata under the heading Non tibi sed religioni not for your sake but religion's , and is placed in the context of the Egyptian cult of Isis. The most significant is that of Geoffrey Whitney in his Choice of Emblemes , which is more a paraphrase dwelling foremost on the meaning of the fable.
Outcast, mute, a lone twin cut from a drunk mother in a shack full of junk, Euchrid Eucrow of Ukulore inhabits a nightmarish Southern valley of preachers and prophets, incest and ignorance. When the God-fearing folk of the town declare a foundling child to be chosen by the Almighty, Euchrid is disturbed. He sees her very differently, and his conviction, and increasing isolation and insanity, may have terrible consequences for them both In Cave released a cut-down version of his novel but this reissue restores the full uncut text, as first published in