Red Slippers: More Tales of MithgarDennis L. McKiernan
fantasy > high fantasy, short stories
In the darkness of Port Arbalin, a group of worldly travelers huddles together around an infamous tavern's dying fire, drinking and telling tales both true and fantastic to one another and within their own minds. Full of adventure, magic, bravery, and blood, each story has a different teller - and an ending few mortals could ever imagine...
There is the story of an all-too-clever thief whose lust for a great jewel pits him against the dreaded Mogul - and brings about his own horrific end; of a trio of warriors who ride deep into the blistering sands of the Karoo desert to wreak vengeance on a monstrous wyrm; of Durek, the legendary Châkka adventurer, cast into a swirling torrent - and into the care of the immense Stone Giants; and of a royal court in which the throne is the last seat of power any wish to usurp...
- The Red Slipper
- Gelvin's Doom
- The Well
- The Drowning of Durek
- The Black Throne
- Broken Stones
- The Purging
Dennis Lester McKiernan (born 1932) is an American writer best known for his Mithgar novels. His genres include high fantasy (set in various fictitious worlds), science fiction, horror fiction, and crime fiction.