Dennis McKiernan likes to write short stories to flesh out all the backhistory of Mithgar. Some of these have to do with the main storyline, and sometimes not.

And I'm going to admit it, some of these stories are... not that bad. Not compared to the full length books. Honestly, he is better at short stories than full-length books.

But I have to snark it. Why? Because half the short stories here are actually very important to one of McKiernan's later books, The Eye of the Hunter (in which the title comet really has nothing to do with anything, because it's a totally arbitrary prophetic sign. It could have been called The Melting Sundae or The Dancing Dwarf). So before I can do that one...

  • The Vulgmaster
  • The Thornwalker and the Wolf

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