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Connected posted 01 Dec 2006, 19:12 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

Now I am not trying to take anyhting away from what has come to be my favorite fantasy series period. Well actually I loved Ender's Game and never read the sequels to that, but im sure that at this point in my life, PoN with all its graphic detail of both passionate physicality and exquisite emotion far outsrips the Ender's series. But I have come to draw parallels between the nations of the Three Seas and the nations that ruled the world close to 2000 years ago. The closest correlation comes between the Nansur Empire and the great Dynasties of China... All the scandal, pageantry, discipline, and riches. The second closest correlation comes between the Kianene and the great Muslim countries during the times of the Crusades... The scimitars, the battle cunning, and proximity to the desert. It also feels as though the men of the tusk are in some way descendant from the knights of the round table and the great european kings with armies of armoured infantry. Im sure im not the first to draw these correlations but I have yet to thoroughly comb this forum for similar posts. In no way do these connections to the current section of time and dimension diminish the enjoyability of the story of the Mandate Schoolman and his misgivings. What do you think? view post


posted 01 Dec 2006, 19:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Is there a reason you posted this twice? view post


I felt that posted 01 Dec 2006, 19:12 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

it belonged here rather than in reviews view post


posted 01 Dec 2006, 20:12 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Well in that case ill post here what I posted there. The connections from the book and history are quite numerous you should check out the Inri Sejenus VS.Jesus thread and there are a few others, there in my opinion many similarities between PoN and the Dune books. view post


posted 02 Dec 2006, 12:12 by Sokar, Auditor

LOL view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 13:12 by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Scott readily admits his major inspirations and why there are obvious parallels between cultures/nations in the book and real historical examples. After all a rather large portion of it is inspired by Iron Men & Iron Saints. I think Scott said it is his favourite book concerning the Crusades and the Crusaders. view post


posted 04 Dec 2006, 18:12 by TheDarkness, Peralogue

ahh thank you view post


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