“A storm of howls” sounds like it should be the next book in A Song of Ice and Fire. Oh yeah, still reading Game of Thrones. Sean Bean just broke his leg a chapter ago.
In this Sean Bean masterpiece, our heroes are suddenly attacked by a pack of wolves. They have returned, and in greater numbers. The four hobbits bring the fire to a height while Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, and Gimli fight off wargs around them. Gandalf steps forward and uses a bit of nifty magic to light the trees on fire, and a flaming arrow from Legolas’ bow finds the heart of the leader of the pack. The rest of the wolves scatter.
In the morning, the bodies of the wolves have vanished! Gandalf, alarmed, urges them all to leave at once in the clear dawn light.
Fellowship of the LATE: 24 pages
Yeah, so I realized today that, as Boromir slaughters wolves, he and Eddard Stark would NOT get along. Killing wolves is about as anti-Stark as one can get. I’m impressed with Sean Bean’s ability to play such opposite characters! That’s pretty much mostly sarcasm. Kind of.
Let’s keep this from steering too far into being an all-Sean Bean post, shall we?
How about Gandalf on this page? With some fancy chanting, he lights the trees on fire, and puts the fear of all things into these wolves. It’s a handy trick, if I do say so myself.
However, the disappearance of the dead wolves in the morning puts Gandalf on edge. He says that these were “no ordinary wolves”. But even if they were at the beck and call of Sauron, how could they just vanish? I don’t know if I buy all that. Unless, of course, Sauron magicked them away, but that seems a little farfetched. If I were an evil lord, I wouldn’t care too much about the dead bodies of my servants.
Now you know that, in case I ever become an evil lord.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
There’s something about certain hyphenated or compound words that this machine doesn’t get along with. What a jerk.
“The wind had been turning through north to…”