“Stories from the Northern Myths” delves into some of the tales that directly influenced 20th century fantasy literature in general and its most famous exemplar, The Lord of the Rings, in particular. This historical reprint covers legends that include the cursed hoard of the Rhine Gold and the ring associated with it that corrupts and transforms its owners; the adventures of the Germanic... [click here for more]
When a timid Dragon accidentally despoils a merchant caravan of its wares on the road to a prosperous trading town, a series of unintended events are set in motion and a pair of young adventurers is prompted to take advantage of it.
“The Dragon and the Dragoon” is an amusing short story by author, poet, and editor Tudor Jenks that was originally published in 1895 and which includes a half-dozen... [click here for more]
This version of the classic myth of the Golden Fleece by Scottish author Andrew Lang tells how the titular relic came to be hanging from a tree and guarded by a dragon in a faraway land; how prince Jason was despoiled of his throne by a conniving uncle; and how the hero gathered a band of companions that became known as the Argonauts and set out to retrieve the fleece.
In keeping with the sorts of... [click here for more]
This short story set in Medieval England during the turbulent War of the Roses tells how the events of one cold and stormy winter night caused an old and storied inn for travelers to have its name changed. It includes some pleasingly evocative imagery, particularly with regard to the proprietors of the inn and the men-at-arms that converge upon it.
“The Christmas Inn” was written by author Ella... [click here for more]
This very special bundle contains 18 titles, including our just-released "Stories from the Northern Myths," "Guns and Super-Guns," and "Ironclads," Andrew Lang’s “The Story of the Golden Fleece” and eight other short stories, two works on gaming by H.G. Wells, a reminiscence on a months-long wargame by Robert Louis Stevenson, a coloring book, and a collection of stories about the... [click here for more]