[LMB] The Spirit Ring chapter 1
Peterhews at protonmail.com
Thu Sep 2 21:06:02 BST 2021
On Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 02:41, brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> > On Aug 25, 2021, at 11:38 AM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk wrote:
> > That was my point, that the belief in magic as a power inherent in the magic-user, rather than coming from the command of supernatural entities, only became widespread in later ages.
> Whomever had power over the supernatural (normally priests), used their power. Aladdin had no supernatural powers.
Just so, and neither did Abanazar: only he knew a lot more about commanding the supernatural, and knew that an enslaved djinn (equivalent of an angel) was the ultimate prize.
Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.
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