The Mabinogion Tetralogy

10 best books like The Mabinogion Tetralogy (Evangeline Walton): The Emperor of Dreams, The Complete Compleat Enchanter, The Well of the Unicorn, Mistress of Mistresses, The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle, The Green Pearl and Madouc, Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams, The House on the Borderland and Other Novels, The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic, Retold from the Mabinogion, King Arthur and the Goddess of the Land: The Divine Feminine in the Mabinogion

AuthorClark Ashton Smith
From the vampire-haunted alleyways of mediaeval Averoigne to the shining spires of dying Zothique, Clark Ashton Smith weaves his literary sorcery, transporting us to forgotten realms of necromancies and nightmares, lost worlds and other dimensions. In the enchanted regions of Hyperborea, Atlantis...
AuthorL. Sprague de Camp
This omnibus volume brings all five of L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's "Compleat Enchanter" tales together in one nearly 500 page volume -- a good thing or bad thing depending on one's perspective, since each one of them is short, and really, light enough, to tempt one towards perusing on into...
AuthorFletcher Pratt
Robbed of lands and heritage by the rapacious Vulkings, young Airar Alvarson had only his limited gift for sorcery to aid him against a world of savage intrigues. Then he met a mysterious sorcerer and was given a strange iron ring -- a ring that led him into a futile conspiracy and soon had him fleeing for...
AuthorE.R. Eddison
The second volume in the fantasy classic most often compared with J.R.R. Tolkien

The Worm Ouroboros was the first work from E.R. Eddison that excited deeply felt enthusiasm from figures of literary stature. THE MISTRESS OF MISTRESSES, part of "The Worm" group, has long been unavailable in...
AuthorRobert E. Howard
Conan the Cimmerian: he rose from boy-thief and mercenary to become king of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nor demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian Age. Collected...
AuthorJack Vance
In Lyonesse: The Green Pearl and Madouc the magical lands of high enchantment - the Elder Isles, the land, long-vanished beneath the ocean, from which King Arthur's ancestors fled to Britain - come to brilliant life again. In this ancient land the realm of chivalry and the world of faerie exist side by...
AuthorC.L. Moore
Jirel of Joiry, the first of the great female warriors, the beautiful commander of the strongest fortress in the kingdom, would face any danger to defend her beloved country. She wielded her bright sword against mighty armies, the sinister magic of evil sorcerers and fearsome castles guarded by the...
AuthorWilliam Hope Hodgson
The House on the Borderland and Other Novels is a collection of short novels by author William Hope Hodgson. It was published by Arkham House in 1946 in an edition of 3,014 copies. The collection was reprinted by Gollancz in 2002, with a new introduction by China Miéville, as volume 33 of their Fantasy...
AuthorAaron Shepard
A thousand years ago, in the Celtic kingdoms of Wales, great lords gave great feasts for their fighting men and courtiers. In timbered halls, for days on end, heaps of meat and bread were washed down with gallons of beer and mead. And in between the meals, when bellies were stuffed and spirits high, the...
AuthorCaitlín Matthews
Reveals how the ancient Celtic text of the Mabinogion was the mythical predecessor to the legends of King Arthur.

• Revised edition of Arthur and the Sovereignty of Britain (UK) that includes the author's latest research and insights.

• A comprehensive reader's companion with...
AuthorOwen Sheers
Drawing from two medieval Welsh manuscripts with roots dating back many centuries earlier, this series of 11 stories sheds light on Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance while providing a new perspective on Great Britain itself. From enchantment and shapeshifting to the age-old dichotomies...
The title Mabinogi refers to the first four stories in this collection of tales from Welsh tradition. They are best known as the "Four Branches of the Mabinogi," and comprise the tales of Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan, and Math. The remaining stories also spring from the same tree, and together they form...
AuthorNorma Lorre Goodrich
"The man, Merlin/Saint Dubricius, a wondrous prodigy, has even now supplied history with a retrospective pattern of crisis and human response the we treasure, like his voice form the so very long ago, speaking as a survivor of terrible perils and penance."

My goal today was to finish this...
AuthorJohn Matthews
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have captured the world's imagination since medieval times. The tales of King Arthur are rooted in history, but over the years the facts have become shrouded in myth and mystery. In this beautifully illustrated book Arthurian expert John Matthews explores...
AuthorFritz Leiber
Las espadas de Lankhmar (3/5): un comienzo prometedor a bordo de un barco, con bastante humor y situaciones de pura fantasía. Y tras llegar a la ciudad la fantasía no para, pues un ejército de ratas (de ratas tal como las conocemos) armadas, quiere hacerse con el poder. Me ha recordado mucho a Gotreh...
AuthorLeigh Brackett
Well, this was quite a hefty collection containing many stories and a couple of novellas, mostly set on Mars or Venus.

In some ways, Leigh Brackett carried on the tradition of swash-buckling adventures in space started by Edgar Rice Burroughs but it's not just more of the same. There is a progression...
AuthorJack Williamson
Who is the child of the night? That's what small-town reporter Will Barbee must find out. Inexorably drawn into investigating a rash of grisly deaths, he soon finds himself embroiled in something far beyond mortal understanding.

Doggedly pursuing his investigations, he meets the mysterious...
The Mark of the Beast and Other Horror Tales (Dover Horror Classics)
AuthorRudyard Kipling
I'm not quite sure if it happened only once, but I seem to have the memory in my mind of the blind Jorge Luis Borges, whenever an English-speaking visitor came to interview him, asking the visitor to read out loud to him from the work of Rudyard Kipling. As for myself, it has been some years since I've read...
AuthorLord Dunsany
I can scarcely say how much I admire the way Lord Dunsany distills the seizing (and subsequent paralysis) of the mind by an idea, then assaults that hold with some stark realisation. But the characters are never aware of the ironies, they simply play out in the narrative, which is what so successfully...
AuthorJonathan Carroll
For Joe Lennox, successful young writer, Vienna provides a refuge from the tragedy of his brother's death, until he starts up a friendship with the eccentric India Tate and her magician husband Paul. Gradually Joe falls in love with India, but Paul finds out - before he suddenly drops dread. And now Joe...
AuthorMichael Moorcock
I wish to address some complaints at the alleged lack of moral ambiguity in the Hawkmoon stories. It is my impression that those complaining feel that the stories lack of moral ambiguity makes them inferior to Moorcock's stories about Elric or other chataters. There is the oft-heard complaint that...
AuthorStephan Grundy
I read this for the first time in the early ninties, I think, and I remember being very fond of it, so I gave it a reread. It's a very compelling story, lots of action, love, drama, seduction, betrayal and what not - it is epic, it really is. And Grundy tells the story in such a nice, flawless way that you can't...
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