David B. returns with more tales of myth and legend. The Veiled Prophet concerns the controversial figure of Hakim al-Muqanna – a lowly persian man from the 8th century who is enveloped by a mysterious shroud that falls from the sky. Hakim takes the form of a new and threatening prophet.
The Armed Garden and The Drum that Fell in Love cast the reader into the religious and nationalistic turmoil of 15th century Eastern European Christendom. In the Armed Garden a simple blacksmith believes he has been instructed by Adam and Eve to re-establish paradise in Bohemia (Czech Republic). His antagonist – Jan Žižka – himself a paradise seeker and Hussite crusader – must vanquish the Neo-Adamites. I could go on and on but we’ve already used up our 100 words. The artist’s obsessions are on full display in these all to short tales. More please.