Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Druss

Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal.
These things are for lesser men.
Protect the weak against the evil strong.
And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil.
Never back away from an enemy. Either fight or surrender.
It is not enough to say I will not be evil. Evil must be fought wherever it is found."

---The "Iron Code" of Druss


These are the words as written by my favorite author: David Gemmell. On July 28, 2006 he died of coronary artery disease.

For those who have never read anything by Mr. Gemmell, I suggest you start with Legend.

And re-read the code above, and ask yourself where Druss would find himself in the war between Hezbollah and Israel. I wonder.