Friday, 20 May 2016
Ys gleams; Wind Mourns
wind mourns in the Wood of the King.
By now, we are familiar not only with the gleaming towers of Ys but also with the wind commenting on the action. Indeed, it even got involved in the action by whipping Dahut.
Here, Dahut asserts her independence by riding without an escort. This enables Rufinus to intercept and warn her that he will defend and, if necessary, avenge his King. I recall from previous readings of the series that Dahut and Rufinus share a destiny. As it happens. they both love King Gratillonius in ways that are forbidden by the King's religion but the difference is that Rufinus remains loyal.
Meanwhile, on the basis of recent passages, I expect that we will continue to hear from the wind.