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Our history is shaped by conflict. We read of war, of politics, of intrigue. Of the rise and fall of royal houses, of tribes, of nations. But we seldom hear of the ordinary man. And yet, who fights in the armies of the nobility? Who feeds them? Who cares for their houses and their livestock, delivers their children?
The Proper Folk is a celebration of the small man, the tiniest of cogs in the great machine of society, the one without which the whole engine would cease to turn. These tales examine the most basic human feelings – love, desire, revenge – emotions which have no sense of rank or hierarchy, which are felt by all men regardless of stature. And what happens when these emotions are allowed to run their course? The smallest decision of the most insignificant man can topple a city, save a life, or in some cases, wreak havoc.
This is the story of the farmwife whose goodness exists in true deeds, not words; the simple baker who stumbles across the cure to a terrible disease; the grandmother who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the city she loves. And of course, the most powerful man, with the weakest soul, who turns helplessly, hopelessly towards evil.
These seven tales speak of what can happen when war changes the rules of society, and man’s true nature is allowed to blossom. So much is told about conflict, the great wars fought with great consequence, and yet oftentimes there is more to understand about Man’s true nature in the stories of the Proper Folk.