A Preview of James Enge’s “Pool of Memory”
Oct25

A Preview of James Enge’s “Pool of Memory”

A preview of James Enge’s “Pool of Memory” Fans of James Enge’s Morlock Ambrosius will be pleased to learn that the Crooked Man returns once again to the pages of Tales From the Magician’s Skull in issue 5, with “Pool of Memory.” Mystery abounds from the first line of the tale, which calls all identity and memory into question. Perhaps Russ Nicholson’s smashing illustration can provide you with some clue, but...

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A Preview of Adrian Cole’s “Dreams of a Sunken Realm”
Oct21

A Preview of Adrian Cole’s “Dreams of a Sunken Realm”

A preview of Adrian Cole’s “Dreams of a Sunken Realm” Adrian Cole returns to Tales From the Magician’s Skull with a further installment in his ongoing Elak of Atlantis stories, the classic sword & sorcery hero from Henry Kuttner revived for our post-Atlantean age. Returning to the capital by sea to take up his throne, Elak and his friends soon run afoul of potent sorcery intent on subverting his plans. Let Chris...

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A Preview of C.L. Werner’s “Demons of the Depths”
Oct18

A Preview of C.L. Werner’s “Demons of the Depths”

A preview of C.L. Werner’s “Demons of the Depths” Regular readers of Tales From the Magician’s Skull will rejoice to see C.L.Werner return to our pages in issue 5 with the further adventures of the samurai Shintaro Oba. Last of his clan, sworn to revenge, this time Oba takes to the high seas in an epic confrontation with pirates, monsters, and the foulest of sorceries. Illustrated by the iconic Jennell Jaquays. But...

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A Preview of John C. Hocking’s “In the Corridors of the Crow”
Oct13

A Preview of John C. Hocking’s “In the Corridors of the Crow”

A preview of John C. Hocking’s “In the Corridors of the Crow” The King’s Blade returns for the forthcoming issue 5 of Tales From the Magician’s Skull in John C. Hocking’s “In the Corridors of the Crow.” The Skull himself allows you, oh mortal readers, this brief sample of the horrors and wonders therein, an inkling of which is provided by Doug Kovacs’ accompanying illustration. And mortals, when will you...

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A Preview of Adrian Simmon’s “The Guardian of Nalsir-Fel”
Oct11

A Preview of Adrian Simmon’s “The Guardian of Nalsir-Fel”

A preview of Adrian Simmon’s “The Guardian of Nalsir-Fel“ The generosity of the Skull continues in the lead up to the release of Tales From the Magician’s Skull issue 5, and today we give you a story of intrigue and skulduggery from Heroic Fantasy Quarterly’s Adrian Simmons, “The Guardian of Nalsir-Fel.” As to just what that guardian may be I cannot say, but perhaps the fine illustration by...

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A Preview of Violette Malan’s “Road of Bones”
Oct06

A Preview of Violette Malan’s “Road of Bones”

A preview of Violette Malan’s “Road of Bones” With the release of issue 5 of Tales From the Magician’s Skull right around the corner, the Skull himself has deemed it mete and fitting that samples of its wondrous tales be made available to the hungry eyes and greedy brains of the public. To kick things off we’ve got a preview of another Dhulyn and Parno story from Violette Malan, with an appropriately...

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