“The man walks through his Thousandyear Eve in the House of the Dead. If you could look about the enormous room through which he walks, you couldn’t see a thing. It is far too dark for eyes to be of value.
For this dark time, we’ll simply refer to him as ‘the man.’
There are two reasons for doing so:
First, he fits the general and generally accepted description of an unmodified, male, human-model being - walking upright, having opposable thumbs and possessing the other typical characteristics of the profession; and second, because his name has been taken from him. There is no reason to be more specific at this point.”
from “Creatures of Light and Darkness” Roger Zelazny
This was the first Zelzany book I read!
From a very young age, I’ve been fascinated with mythology, so it was easy for me to fall in love with this author and this story set in the Egyptian Pantheon.