The Fantasy Cycles of Clark Ashton Smith Part I: The Averoigne Chronicles

The Fantasy Cycles of Clark Ashton Smith Part I: The Averoigne Chronicles

Clark Ashton Smith ranks as one of the most uniquely talented fantasists of the twentieth century, having penned a bewildering array of bizarre, erotic, thrillingly imaginative stories for the legendary 1930s-era pulp Weird Tales. In this first of a series, Black Gate‘s Ryan Harvey introduces you a haunted medieval French forest teeming with monks and vampires, lovers and succubi, knights and gargoyles. It’s Smith’s lasciviously lush and monstrously macabre woodland known as Averoigne.

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