In the Lost Lands (1982) by George R. R. Martin

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.


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