It is time to return to Lankhmar in the pages of Tales From The Magician’s Skull #6!
Issue #6 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull is now available for pre-order! This exciting issue is currently in layout and scheduled to ship in June. It contains an amazing array of sword-and-sorcery fiction that will thrill the reader, and begins our new series of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories! As we previously announced, we reached an agreement with the estate of Fritz Leiber to publish new authorized stories set in the lands of Nehwon! Over the coming years, Tales From The Magician’s Skull will support the city of Lankhmar and its most famous residents with a series of new stories and novellas that faithfully expands upon the legendary tales originally told by Fritz Leiber—and it begins right now.
Author Nathan Long has written a new short story starring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser that appears in Tales From the Magician’s Skull #6. This entertaining tale finds the twain engaged in somewhat honest employment in the theatre trade, in order to pursue somewhat dishonest aims involving the sorcerer’s guild, with a somewhat incomplete plan that only Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser could devise.
Of course, that duo is far from alone in the pages of the newest issue. We’ve got some amazing stories that will thrill and entertain from a blockbuster roster of talent.
Let’s look at the full lineup!
Calicask’s Woman by John Hocking
A TALE OF THE KING’S BLADE • “I can’t hold them back for long,” gasped the apprentice. His face had gone pallid and sweat dripped from his chin. “Stand by the opening and try to take them one at a time. Perhaps we can… where are you going?!”
The Feathered Shroud by Howard Andrew Jones
A TALE OF HANUVAR • The water behind the soldier erupted, and Hanuvar lunged past him to jam the pitchfork at a shovel-shaped reptilian head. The tines bit deep, and the dark water reddened.
Guilty Creatures by Nathan Long
A TALE OF FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER • In the circle, Mouser stared cross-eyed at the tip of Kalphin’s blade, knowing death was coming to him at last.
Shadows of a Forgotten Queen by Greg Mele
I’ve seen a maiden’s veins opened as she is led through the fields, watering the new crops with her life’s blood in honor of Majawl, Our Lady of Maize, and lit my own father’s funeral pyre. But what manner of man owned books made of human flesh?
Cold in Blood by James Enge
A STORY OF MORLOCK AMBROSIUS • She moved with a lithe, muscular dancer’s grace as she walked around him to enter the room. Her hair was a waterfall of starless night. Her eyes were the stars, shining with tears. Morlock had seen a more beautiful woman, but not recently.
Isle of Fog by Violette Malan
Dhulyn judged from the way his mouth moved now that he was screaming. That was easy to fix, she thought, as she brought her sword up and sent the head bouncing and rolling across the tiled floor.
A Profile of Fritz Leiber by Michael Curtis
Leiber replied, “I feel more certain than ever [that this field] should be called the sword-and-sorcery story.” And thus a sub-genre, while not quite newly born, received a name for the first time…
The Monster Pit by Terry Olson
Enter the monster pit! Down here in the pit, we provide tabletop RPG fans with playable DCC RPG game statistics for the creatures in this issue of Tales From The Magician’s Skull.
The Skull Speaks by The Skull Himself