Tales of the Last Bards
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Compilation of short story fan based fiction in the world of "The Night Land" by William Hope Hodgeson The sun has died and the Earth is in perpetual darkness, yet within the Last Redoubt mankind lives on against the creatures that lurk within those shadows. In the earlier times, before the great dark, life under the waning sun was also perilous for those born into them. More
This is a compilation of short story fan fiction based on the book "The Night Land" by William Hope Hodgeson and is considered to be the best piece of macabre fiction ever written by the likes of H.P. Lovecraft.
It is a world of perpetual night, for the sun has died and no stars dot the ebony sky. Mankind's last bastion is a huge habitat called the Great Redoubt. It is found in the last habitable region on the dead Earth, at the bottom of a 100 mile deep valley. Strange creatures prowl the darkness awaiting any adventurer that might wish to leave the Redoubt and explore. Few ever do. Of those few, far fewer ever return.
Before that time the dying sun hung perpetually in the sky shining down into the Valley, for the Earth had stopped turning.
Before that time, when the world turned so slowly a day took a full year to complete, huge mobile cities chased the sun and it's life giving light across the world.
These are the epochs of the Night Land. Our world and species clinging to life at the end of time. These are stories from those final days and of those that lived them.