Sunday, September 18, 2011

Today's Striking Prose


He never sought to analyze his motives and he never wavered, once his mind was made up.  Though he always acted on impulse, he firmly believed that all his actions were governed by cold and logical reasonings.  

He was a man born out of his time - a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan, though the last assertion would have shocked him unspeakably.  An atavist of the days of blind chivalry he was, a knight errant in the somber clothes of a fanatic. 

A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things, avenge all crimes against right and justice.  

Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only respect - he was true to his ideals of justice and right.

Such was Solomon Kane. 

From The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, "The Moon of Skulls".