Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley

Lord DUNSANY (1878 - 1957)

A coming of age story blended with a swashbuckling road trip through an mythical "golden age" of Spain. The titular character is excluded from the inheritance of the family castle on the grounds that given his expertise with sword and mandolin he should be able to win his own estate and bride. Setting out to achieve his place in the world, Rodriguez quickly acquires a Sancho Panza-like servant, Morano, and goes on to experience a series of adventures, often humorous, en route to his goal. Lord Dunsany, well known as an influence on J.R.R. Tolkein, H.P. Lovecraft, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, and others, creates a world in which anything is possible, and all outcomes serve poetry and wonder first. (Wikipedia and Ed Humpal)

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The First Chronicle: How He Met and Said Farewell to Mine Host of The Dragon and Knight Ed Humpal
Play 02 The Second Chronicle: How He Hired a Memorable Servant Ed Humpal
Play 03 The Third Chronicle: How He Came to The House of Wonder Ed Humpal
Play 04 The Fourth Chronicle: How He Came to The Mountains of the Sun Ed Humpal
Play 05 The Fifth Chronicle: How He Rode in the Twilight and Saw Serafina Ed Humpal
Play 06 The Sixth Chronicle: How He Sang to his Mandolin and What Came of his Singing Ed Humpal
Play 07 The Seventh Chronicle: How He Came to Shadow Valley Ed Humpal
Play 08 The Eighth Chronicle: How He Travelled Far Ed Humpal
Play 09 The Ninth Chronicle: How He Won a Castle in Spain Ed Humpal
Play 10 The Tenth Chronicle: How He Came Back to Lowlight Ed Humpal
Play 11 The Eleventh Chronicle: How He Turned to Gardening and His Sword Rested Ed Humpal
Play 12 The Twelfth Chronicle: The Building of Castle Rodriguez and The Ending of These Chronicles Ed Humpal