I’ve been writing an interview for IndieBRAG. It’s one of the perks of getting a BRAG Medallion. It’s good PR for Savior and for me, but it was hard work and took more than a week of pretty steady effort.
The woman who is interviewing me did a splendid review of Savior and for the interview she asked some tough questions. The difficulty is remaining aware of the audience who may not have lived with at least four toes in the 13th century for 18 years as I have. It’s not a “normal” environment for most people… The first word in “feudal” is “feud” after all. Think battle-axes.
I was asked to “talk” about the similarities. The most striking is the continuing Holy War in the middle east. During the High Middle Ages, young men went to fight a crusade for a lot of reasons, but one was hope for a better future. The future that concerned them was their eternal future; crusading was a guarantee of salvation. Today, young people join up hoping for the same thing — an education and a better shot at life; salvation in the currency of today.
It would be great to look back 800 years and see fewer similarities like this one. If anything it’s a reminder that while humanity might move forward (I believe it does) it’s a long slog.