But Diana Wynne Jones not only carries all this off splendidly, but successfully shifts gears into high fantasy for a quest that begins in a besieged hotel bedroom and leads to remote, perilous realms.
To avert a cruel and otherwise inevitable death, Venables and a few fellow-Magids invoke one of their order's 'deep secrets', concerning the road to Babylon. We all know , in defiance of mere reason, that certain scraps and shreds of verse touch on deep secrets — that, to pick the most famous examples, Tom O'Bedlam's Song and Coleridge's 'Kublai Khan' and a few lines from Keats's 'Ode to a Nightingale' have unclear but ineluctable connections with the numinous.
Deep Secret considers a well-known rhyme in the same light:. How many miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten.
Can I get there by candle-light? Yes, and back again. If your feet are speedy and light You can get there by candle-light. Other versions of the verse, as it's supposedly known in other worlds, are given — to cumulative effect — and reveal more about the difficult path, which is also the path of the old lyke-wake dirge, the corpse-chant. Fire and fleet and candle-light Bloom by Black Market Garden. Gorgeous indie rock from Forth Worth, Texas, just in time for reminiscing on hot summer nights. Working by Ovef Ow. Post-punk weirdness meets surf rock sweetness with lots and lots of Farfisa.
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Good Nature by Turnover. Maree and Nick unwittingly follow him through the gaps between worlds, nearly killing themselves in the process. The plot culminates with a trip into a bizarre, nightmarish land whose existence is the "Deep Secret" of the title, and the restoration of the Koryfonic Empire to its rightful ruler after his memory is restored. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Deep Secret (Magids, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
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