By extension “Golden Age” denotes a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity. During this age peace and harmony prevailed, people did not have to work to feed themselves, for the earth provided food in abundance. They lived to a very old age with a youthful appearance, eventually dying peacefully, with spirits living on as “guardians”. Plato in Cratylus (397 e) recounts the golden race of humans who came first. He clarifies that Hesiod did not mean literally made of gold, but good and noble
- Author Naomi Novik introduces a short story collection related to her Temeraire series.
- Included are 26 “drabbles” or vignettes which may or may not be related to the series.
- Required reading for fans of Novik’s fantasy Temeraire series featuring dragons.
“So accomplished, absorbing, and wide-ranging is Novik’s creation that the stories elicit enormous pleasure even when the contents are slight.”