Third in a new series of classic tales by pulp master Clark Ashton Smith, this rollicking tale of adventure and horror comes to life again with the narration of William L. Hahn.
Two warrior comrades think their biggest challenge in escorting the king's new bride will be controlling their own attraction for the lovely girl. But their return journey across a barren desert brings them instead to a forgotten monastery, reeking with evil and headed by a cleric whose interests seem less wholesome than gruesome. Who can survive when centuries of sin produce The Black Abbot of Puthuum?
The text of this tale is drawn from The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger published by Night Shade Books and used with the kind permission of CASiana Literary Enterprises, the Literary Estate of Clark Ashton Smith.
Cover design by Katharina Kolata, Independent Bookworm, using art by grandfailure, Depositphoto.
Sound FX by the narrator or from Freesound.org.