The fantasy tales of Ramsey Campbell...
Ramsey Campbell, best known for his many works of horror and dark suspense, now invites the reader to yet another milieu, Far Away & Never,
his uncollected fantasy stories. Through these tales of heroic
fantasy – four of which feature the inexhaustible swordsman Ryre – the
reader is taken on a ride through different times and unlike worlds, all
filled with the fantastic creatures and thrilling action one would
expect to come from Campbell’s imagination while writing in this realm.
Anyone who has read Campbell’s completions of Robert E. Howard’s Solomon
Kane stories recognise that he is very capable in this genre, and this
collectiononly lends further evidence to his case.
in the volume is Campbell’s unpublished 3700-word contribution to the
round-robin novel, Genseric’s Fifth-Born Son, which, while primarily a
work of heroic fantasy, also borrows heavily from the "Cthulhu Mythos",
and features the "Hounds of Tindalos" in a prominent role.
of these stories have been unavailable for nearly 20 years, since their
original writing and publication, and Necronomicon Press is thrilled to
be able to bring them back into print, together in one volume for the
very first time.
All told, there’s many a treat for the
reader here – be they a fan of Ramsey Campbell or heroic fantasy in
general – in these works which exhibit the best of both worlds.
- Introduction by
- The Sustenance of Hoak
- The Changer of Names
- The Pit of Wings
- The Mouths of Light
- The Stages of the God
- The Song at the Hub of the Garden
- The Ways of Chaos