I am suddenly having a hankering to have another read of Poul Anderson's classic, Three Hearts and Three Lions. Though Anderson was most well known for his science fiction, he demonstrated he was also an able fantasy writer as well. Though the book was written five decades ago, it strikes me as fresh and poignant today as it was then. Some topics on the human condition do not change. Besides the interesting influence it had on the RPG hobby and other fantasy writers, it is just a darn fine read. Around 250 pages, accessible and easy to read but with a hidden depth of character it is long a favorite of mine.
What say ye in the RPG hobby? Does this story of the Dane and the Swan May resonate for you? How many of you old timers have read this before, and how has it influence you or your game?