Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (better known by his pen name “Lord Dunsany") was a prolific Anglo-Irish author of fantasy fiction. During his career, he published nearly a hundred books, hundreds of short stories, and many essays and other works.
A newly illustrated and updated classic, Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley is an episodic tale set in a “Romantic Spain that never was,” following the titular character Don Rodriguez and his trusty servant on their quest to find the “wars” and a castle ~ a tale that interweaves elements of fantasy, comedy, adventure, and action. Like many of Dunsany's other works, it is hailed as a precursor to fantasy fiction.
From the preface: "After long and patient research I am still unable to give to the reader of these Chronicles the exact date of the times that they tell of. Were it merely a matter of history there could be no doubts about the period; but where magic is concerned, to however slight an extent, there must always be some element of mystery, arising partly out of ignorance and partly from the compulsion of those oaths by which magic protects its precincts from the tiptoe of curiosity. Moreover, magic, even in small quantities, appears to affect time, much as acids affect some metals, curiously changing its substance, until dates seem to melt into a mercurial form that renders them elusive even to the eye of the most watchful historian. It is the magic appearing in Chronicles III and IV that has gravely affected the date, so that all I can tell the reader with certainty of the period is that it fell in the later years of the Golden Age in Spain."
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