An interesting supernatural fantasy short story by George R. R. Martin.
Plenty of twists and turns, and it doesn’t overstay its welcome. The characters and well-sketched given the brevity of the story, and the worldbuilding is of appropriate scope – no ungainly infodumps here, nor a complete lack of a creative setting either.
I liked the aspects of the story that were more supernatural horror than classic fantasy. Martin is good at blending genres, and I always like seeing him mesh his skills in fantasy, horror, science-fiction, and historical type writing.
I give it three wolf pelts, and an engraved blade.