Here is another painting inspired by Terry Pratchett’s “Thud!” that I’ve
just finished reading. This is really entertaining to paint from a book
description. So, here is my take on the Cave of the Kings in Koom
Explanation WITH A LITTLE SPOIL:
In a cave under the Koom Valley, Bloodaxe, the dwarf king, and Diamond King, the leader of trolls, are peacefully playing the Thud game for ever. They have been turned into stone statues after their death. Each one is playing the opponent side (the troll plays dwarves and vice-versa). This chapter in the book really moved me; I see it as a symbol of understanding others by trying to put oneself in other people shoes. The message is somehow classical, but the allegory is brilliant. Oh yeah, and the little blue cube is supposed to be some kind of dwarf artefact that stored their last words for future generations. Read the book to learn more!
END OF SPOIL
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