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About skip.knox
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I am a medieval historian and a retired web programmer. I've been married since 1969 and have three grown children and two grandchildren. I have been writing my entire life.
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Boise, Idaho
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I compose electronic music, play guitar and keyboard, and tend my garden.
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Professor of medieval history, and web programmer (retired)

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Beneath the White City, Chapter 2 (an Altearth tale)

by skip.knox on 1-7-14 at 1:00 AM
Beneath the White City
Chapter Two
Lyse and Hille

The Wild Hunt came to Quedlin for the first time in ten years. The sleepy town awoke in welcome. Its merchants rubbed their hands together, its craftsmen worked late in their shops, and everyone practiced their smiles. For nine days, the warriors of the Empire and Eight Kingdoms would ride the steep mountains and deep vales, rooting goblins from their holes, greatwolves from their dens, ogres from their rocky forts. For

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Beneath the White City, Chapter 1 (an Altearth tale)

by skip.knox on 1-7-14 at 12:53 AM
Four human youths and one old gnome take on an evil wizard and a gang of bandit duergar beneath Rammel Mountain. The grownups, meanwhile, pay no attention.

This is an Altearth tale, set in Germania in the 18th century Ab Urbe Condite (roughly 11th century, Real Earth reckoning). I'll be posting the first few chapters here but that's all, as I intend to try to publish this one.


Chapter 1 - Jurva Waits

Jurva hid near the little path that ran from

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An Altearth Tale

by skip.knox on 7-21-13 at 12:28 AM
I have published a novella on Amazon called The Garden of Hugo Vuerloz. Available in Kindle or print format. This fall I'll publish it on Smashwords as well.
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History web sites

by skip.knox on 3-31-13 at 1:22 AM
I've had my courses online almost as long as there has been an http protocol. From the start, all my essays have been available to the public, so I particularly invite folks on these forums to have a look if they are interested. The material is organized for my students, naturally, but here are some links that might prove useful to someone.

http://europeanhistory.boisestate.ed...contents.shtml
http://europeanhistory.boisestate.ed...v/essays.shtml
http://europeanhistory.boisestate.ed.../listall.shtml

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