Saturday, September 29, 2012

PROCESS: Version Three

With some help from Leila, we have now come to this:

Clovis I came to the throne at fifteen, yearning for more from his accession, and erupted to fame vanquishing Rome's power in Gaul.  From a childhood under the shadow of a scandalous mother and profligate father, he launched his own reputation--his legend--with an act of revenge so spectacular the tale is told to this day.  At last, he forged a dynasty by deceiving his allies and killing his own kin.  Yet Clovis' power was balance on his faith in God ... and his religion was inspired by the love of the magnificent Queen Clotilde.
His parents' sins instilled in him a discipline which became ambition so wide he built from it the very foundation of the Frankish empire.  His abiding love of the Catholic Clotilde led him to conversion, which set the course of politics and faith in Europe for a thousand years.  With four sons and indomitable will, Clovis befan a dynasty and set forth the law.  He was famed for piety and a bloodthirsty nature ... yet few can say who he truly was ...
The Ax and the Vase creates and recreates Clovis' story, his world, his fame--and his infamy.  It is the product of fascination, years of research, and the urgent need to understand and to tell this great, gripping story.


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2 comments:

Leila said...

Great job! The first sentence draws me in and makes me want more.

DLM said...

Thank you!