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From: "Hubert Rogers" 
Subject: Re: (urth) The Mine in Saltus
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 21:41:55 +0100

Cyriaca's story in Sword of the Lictor and Severian's statement that he
thinks he knows something of those machines, seem to suggest that there was
indeed an entity in the mine at Saltus. What else could Severian be
referring to when he said that?

> That bit always reminds me of the drums pre-figuring the balrog in the
> mines of Moria.
> Matthew

I agree this 'scene' does seem to be heavily Tolkien influenced.



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