Sky Hernstrom’s Latest Releases

Tuesday , 21, August 2018 4 Comments

Sky Hernstrom returns with two short stories: The Law of the Wolves: A Short Fable and Mortu and Kyrus in the White City.

I’m halfway through Mortu and Kyrus and as the book description promises, the two protagonists can be taken from Robert E. Howard and Fritz Leiber central casting. Set in the future with hints of an apocalyptic past, Morty is the strong barbarian, always jealous of his freedom while Kyrus is the more intellectual Mouser type but with a Jack Vance influenced twist.

Wolves was a good read that can be done in one or two sittings. One way to describe it as the inevitability of nature over chance. 


  • John E. Boyle says:

    I’ll have to give this Mortu & Kyrus story a look. Thanks for the tip!

  • Jon Mollison says:

    These are some hard books to read and discuss because telling you exactly what kind of story “The Law of the Wolves” is, means telling you how it ends. Given the rarity of fairy tales written in the classic stylings these days, that once typical ending has become a twist ending today, and we are all the poorer for it.

    • Scott says:

      I was going to emphasize the fable aspect but there is more to it than that. Many of the characters reveal the attitudes, cares, concerns and social mores of an alien (to us) medieval society.
      Again, well worth checking out.

  • deuce says:

    Sky’s work is gaining traction and momentum…and that is a very good thing. Let the PulpRev roll!

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