The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! This time, we’re looking at a man who forged a reputation as one of the giants of early fantasy literature, namely Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany – or as we tend to know him, Lord Dunsany. And the book is his most […]

Khaled: A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford

Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! This time, we’re looking at a man perhaps best known for his contributions to Horror now, but who just straight up popular in a number of ways in his day. Those days did end in 1909 though. The author is F. Marion Crawford – the F […]

The Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett

Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! This time, we’re looking at an author who seems little talked about (in my circles at least) which seems utterly baffling when we look at her body of work and fans. Still, that’s how history goes, isn’t it? So please give it up for screenplay writer […]

The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris

Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! This time, we’re looking at a hugely influential book and figure, even if today that man is better known for his contributions to textiles than his contribution to fantasy. Or poetry. I guess somebody minmaxed their Creativity score at chargen… Speaking of poetry, here’s my attempt […]

The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merritt

Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! This time, we’re looking at a book from a figure who was held to be influential in his day but is now mostly hidden in the shadow of other better known writers. That man is Abraham Merritt and we’re here to talk about The Ship of […]