March 24th, 2009


Amadis of Gaul: The War With Ireland

I'm still posting a chapter every Tuesday in my translation of Amadis of Gaul, the Spanish medieval novel of chivalry that became Europe's first bestseller.

Today: The King of Ireland and his allies have invaded the Kingdom of Gaul. Amadis has joined the forces of the King of Gaul, but he does not know he is the King's son. Amadis had been abandoned at birth, and he is called the Childe of the Sea.

The King of Ireland has planned a battle with a trap, in hopes of winning the war. Will Gaul be lost?

"...When the Childe of the Sea saw that things were going badly, he began to attack with more rage than ever, so that the troops on his side would not retreat in disorder...."