THE LORDS OF DYREZAN

The majority of stories and poems in this volume are pure fantasies relating to the fabulous magical city of Dyrezan, which flourished in a distant, long forgotten age.


The Willing of the Man (ss)
This is one of my favorite Vorchek stories. The professor sets in motion an insane experiment to measure the power of belief. Of course Theresa has her doubts, but does Vorchek ever listen when he is on a roll? Very curious events ensue.
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

Skyrax, Lord of Dyrezan (ss)
This massive story stars my favorite Dyrezanian hero, Lord Morca; nobleman, warrior, magician. Conspiracy shakes the throne of the Sky City-- King Skyrax, of the eternal ruling house, is imprisoned-- Morca, his right-hand man, defeated and apparently killed. Who will rescue the beautiful Princess Riena, and how can the repellent traitor Lord Albragon be stopped?
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

The Legend of Dyrezan

Nantrech of Dyrezan (ss)
In this tale the great mage and explorer Nantrech leads his band of warriors into the forested wilderness, where he attempts to uncover traces of a primal religion even older than Dyrezan. Who was that god, and what became of his worshippers?
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

The Charming of Carmeline (ss)
In this, a mildly comic interlude, conniving wizards toy with the affections of lovely Carmeline, daughter of King Skyrax. She is engaged to one, professes to love another. Naughty magic is at work, and the kingdom will explode if the romantic crisis is not resolved.
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

The Cryptic Scrolls of Dyrezan

A Vision of Dyrezan

The Tale of Nantrech (ss)
The great mage leads a mighty army from Dyrezan against foul, semi-human foes in this story, actually starring Morca, who performs all the derring-do.
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

The Adventure of Captain Morca (ss)
This tale is of a type so far unique with me: the sequel. Morca, one of the few survivors of Nantrech's disastrous expedition in the previous story, attempts to win his way to safety across countless leagues of implacably hostile territory.
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

The Voice Out of Dyrezan (ss)
Jacob Bleek and Lord Morca, both mighty sorcerers, yet so dissimilar, meet! Bleek, greedy for the lost secrets of Dyrezan, raises Morca's shade, attempts to wring information from him. Morca has much to say, little of it, however, to Bleek's liking.
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

Jansen's Hypothesis (ss)
A return, after a long break, to the paranoia theme, this story presents the point of view of a man convinced that the whole world is a fraud, a vast fake cooked up solely to fool him. Having developed this hypothesis, he sets out to confirm it, but how to do that, when every concrete datum is part of the hoax?
Published in Science and Sorcery II by the Press of Dyrezan.

The Revenge of the Past (ss)
In this Vorchek and Theresa story, increasingly brutal outrages at a new AZ housing development draw the intrepid pair's attention. As he pursues his investigation, the professor begins to suspect a very old culprit behind a very new problem. The suburban sprawl pictured in this tale is a pitifully accurate presentation of the concrete and asphalt engulfment of the desert and farm land on the eastern side of the White Tank Mountains at the edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Published by Speculative Mystery Iconoclast.

The Guardian of the Treasure (ss)
A cruel outcast of Dyrezan, determined to visit retribution upon those who exiled him, seeks a lost city of treasure far out in the middle of a deadly desert. Having been warned of a dangerous guardian, he is surprised to reach the loot without difficulty, but he soon realizes that his troubles are just beginning.

The Twenty-Seventh Extract From the Black Book of Jacob Bleek

Dreams of Dyrezan


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