Tuesday, 9 May 2017
"Star Of The Sea" II
At last, on timecycles that are one- or two-person aircraft as well as space-time vehicles, the two Time Patrol agents fly above the island where Edh, the future Veleda, was born and grew up. Now they must find the event that caused Veleda to leave her island and to travel among the Northern tribes preaching war. Jumping around in space and time above the island, they at last see a young woman being raped by Roman sailors. And it is Janne's spontaneous attack on the rapists, perceived as the intervention of an avenging goddess, that inspires the young woman, Edh, to dedicate herself to war against Rome.
However carefully the Patrol agents avoid interference in the events that they observe and however cautiously they approach the event that is the object of their search, the unalterable fact remains that, when they do find that event, they are and always have been part of it.