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Category Archives: Mysterious Cities of Gold
The next recap of ‘Mysterious Cities of Gold’ is finally here! I figured it was high time I returned to the the 16th century and our voyage to the New World…so here we go, and it’s an especially dramatic episode this time!
This post continues with an analysis of episode 2. I previously discussed the way in which this episode makes a strong foundational contribution to the Secondary World via history and enchantment. But we also see foundations being laid for key relationships … Continue reading
We arrive at Episode 2 – the long voyage across the Atlantic officially begins. These early episodes journeying across the ocean are integral to the story. As often happens with long stories, people tend to overlook the early episodes/chapters: sometimes they … Continue reading
Episode 1 Recap: Part 3…The Contract: The last post left off just as the ‘blue-caped man’ introduces himself to the grief-stricken Esteban. The conversation between the orphan and the dubious-seeming Mendoza is, I think, the most critical scene in the entire series. … Continue reading
This follows on from the first recap and analysis of Episode 1. Here in part 2, the personalities of the main characters are fleshed out even more; a critical event takes place setting the stage for the rest of the story in a poignant … Continue reading
“It is the 16th Century. From all over Europe great ships sail west to conquer the New World – the Americas. The men eager to seek their fortune – to find new adventures in new lands. They long to cross … Continue reading
There are many good things in life that make you feel content and happy. One of those is nostalgic memories – a warm feeling that cannot fail to put a smile on your face.