WHERE WOULD YOU WANT A MAGIC MACHINE TO TAKE YOU?   Topic #235: If you could be part of any fictional universe, what would it be? And why? (For example Star Wars, Mad Men, Hamlet, etc.) Rules: You can visit for as long or short as you like.

I want to be transported to Merlin the Wizard’s universe.  Why?  The novel I am writing is set in 400 AD.  Merlin is no wizard, just the genius son of a Jewish mercenary and Celtic priestess.  I will travel as a rich lady of leisure on a journey  following  the path I have set out for Merlin.  I start in what is now known as Wales, cross the Channel, take a caravan through Europe to Ravenna, head down the Adriatic Sea to Crete, then over to Egypt, down the Red Sea to Yemen–then know as Himyar, back down from the mountains of Himyar and  across the desert to Petra, on to Jerusalem, then to Alexandria to Athens to Rome and finally  back to Wales  by way of Ireland.  Such a journey would allow me to see, feel, smell, and experience the life I am subjecting my characters to.  I would have to be rich to travel safely and with comfort enough to observe and take notes.  The journey would probable take me two or three years.

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