The Chronicles of the Last Elder Lord
Copyright 2012 R. Stone Penwell
This story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual events, locales, entities or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
A Note from the Author
The books in The Chronicles of the Last Elder Lord series make use of the second person familiar form of address: thee, thou, and thy. Although these pronouns have fallen out of usage in English, they remain in most other languages such as French, Spanish, and German. Their usage indicates familiarity (for family, good friends), affection or devotion (lovers, deities, masters), condescension or scorn (children, slaves), translating to the ultimate put-down when used to someone for whom you should use the more "respectful" second person plural (you, yours). However, since it is incredibly hard to write easily readable, flowing English using this form consistently, the usage is inconsistent. I only used it where, to my mind, it really mattered, usually moments of great emotional intensity. This adds a dimension of expression and emphasis as well as a touch of antiquity to the dialogue.