L.A. Wilson is a word artist, using simple phrases to create powerful emotional experiences, visions of love, the kind that float past me in dreams. 'The Silurian' series makes me feel that I'm present in fifth century Britain, a place of intense passion, life on the edge of death, so much loss, constant heart breaking experiences that make everything super real. Bedwyr's words express this. 'So many times I had stood at the graves for lost brothers. One day it would be me, and sometimes, I could not wait for that day, and then on other days, I loved life so much it burned me raw and I saw the sky like a wild washed streak of blue that touched the far beyond, where at night, adamant-stones fell to earth and everything was so real, it could only be a dream. I loved it. And hated it both.'
Bedwyr's loss is also Arthur's loss. Only Bedwyr jokes around with Arthur, the Imperator, the 'ebony eyed' High King, the heroic defender of Britain against invasion and enslavement by the Saxons. Arthur, the 'wonder-boy' needs the Fox as much as Bedwyr needs him. Although Bedwyr isn't always the ideal candidate for a highly disciplined fighting force. Bedwyr just is. A force of nature. Plus the wild courage and individuality of the handsome Fox makes him heart stoppingly attractive to both men and women. Loving whoever he loves. The love making described is as intense as everything else in 'Bedwyr's Loss' and a natural part of his life. Although the Romani Christians lie in wait, scaring me with their prejudice.
The agony of separation and/or the death of loved ones affects many of the characters in 'Bedwyr's Loss'. But still there is love. In L.A. Wilson's books there is always love. 'Arthur...you are all I want, you are all I need. I love you...I love you to death and die I will for you....I love you.' So beautiful, so intense.
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