A Swiftly Tilting Planet Setting & Symbolism

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New England

While never actually identified as such, the North Eastern corner of the United States, the arrival site of several waves of immigration into the New World, is tje setting for the novel's action in both past and present.

Wales

This part of the United Kingdom is the land from which Madoc and Gwydyr travel in search of freedom (in the case of the former) and power (in the case of the latter). Later in history and the narrative, it is the land to which Richie Llawcae and his family return after their encounter with the hateful Puritans led by Pastor Mortmain, and the land from which a group of Llawcae's descendants return to colonize America a few hundred years later. Wales, in reality, is a land of mysticism and fable. According to some stories, Wales is the land from which King Arthur is supposed to have...

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