By Anne Rice
It’s the current day. Toby O’Dare—aka fortunate the Fox—is a freelance killer of underground popularity on task to kill as soon as again. He’s a soulless soul, a useless guy walking.
His nightmarish global of lone and deadly missions is disrupted whilst a mysterious stranger, a seraph, bargains him an opportunity to avoid wasting instead of wreck lives.
O’Dare, who in the past dreamt of being a clergyman, seizes his likelihood. Now he's carried again throughout the a long time to thirteenth-century England, to darkish geographical regions the place accusations of formality homicide were made opposed to Jews, the place teenagers unexpectedly die or disappear.
In this primitive environment, O’Dare starts his perilous quest for salvation, a trip of possibility and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.
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The sense of continuity made visible through the reiterative imprinting of walking onto the landscape is a form of walking whose traces are now seldom seen in urban surroundings. It is therefore ironic that many of the most popular paths in the Lake District now have wooden steps or irregular stone slab paving to counter the environmental degradation caused by the heavy boots of aesthetic walkers. All too often in seemingly remote stretches of the high fells one encounters scenes of devastation as countless minor individual deviations from once narrow paths have eroded the thin topsoil and created a rocky pedestrian highway often several metres wide.
The middle ground of the actual lake would often simply consist of a blank area on whose far side would rise a receding succession of mountains. Their height was considerably exaggerated by having been sketched from water level, sometimes at a spot half a mile from where the foreground had been recorded (see Haywood 2008). From 1784, West’s Guide also contained a quarter-inch-to-the-mile map of the region showing 30 Histories, Landscapes and Identities the principal roads, rivers and mountains, but the stations were omitted due to the map’s small scale.
Today it is less frequently seen as a site of ‘natural beauty’, and is instead increasingly valued as a complex cultural product that came to exemplify new ideals in the Western history of ideas. Ironically the original aesthetic appreciation of what was perceived to be ‘natural’ in turn led to further laying down of cultural strata. Probably the best-known contributors to these deposits are the early 19th-century Romantic poets of the Lakeland School, who included the Wordsworth siblings William and Dorothy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.
Angel Time (Songs of the Seraphim, Book 1) by Anne Rice