Each video in the Gaunt Rainbow collection was “practice” for the updated book trailer. They contain the primary elements of the story - travel, fire and bones. Watch the book trailer first, then the source and remains of inspired practice. Enjoy!
Dothel is the manifestation of bones, as if a huge, old graveyard had been overturned and the skeletal dead wake and move like a mob. One might expect the entity looks extraterrestrial, but most in Matthew Sawyer’s pantheon of monsters adopt familiar shapes. Pazuzu explains to Benedict Ishkott why alien gods, and demons, use earthly shapes in Pazuzu – Abeyance -
“Why blood?” Ben asked. “If it’s alien, why rain blood?”
“Remember, your mind conceives your understanding. Blood is blood, no matter what color it may be elsewhere. The robe is an announcement, or omen, of the alien god.”
Despite the knowledge the alien gods possess about Pamela, Dothel acts independently. The entity is a rogue and maverick, but Pamela cannot be underestimated. The rash act is the thing’s undoing.
Fire is the manifestation of Behemoth, an earth-bound elemental, a.k.a. demon – like Pazuzu but weaker and lower in their demonic pecking order. This demon first recognizes Pamela for the threat she is, but is frightened away. The fiend summons stronger, alien allies.
As with Pazuzu and the alien god, Awarwan in Matthew Sawyer’s Pazuzu Trilogy, Behemoth “originates” and is composed of a “base” element. Fire is the domain of Behemoth in the story called Gaunt Rainbow.
Movement mimics Pamela riding her motorcycle, Caballo, across the Shur desert. She’s not afraid of hunting for the messiah alone. Pamela has a legitimate sense of invulnerability and immortality. Her curse has granted her assurance.
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