BLACK GOD’S BURDEN


by

G. W. Thomas


SMASHWORDS EDITION


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PUBLISHED BY:

RAGE m a c h i n e Books


Black God’s Burden

Copyright © 2012 by G. W. Thomas


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Contents

Introduction

Black God’s Burden


INTRODUCTION

Black God’s Burden” originally appeared in Flashing Swords #11. The story is set in the same world as “The Deathmaster’s Folly” from Swords of Fire. In fact, the characters from both stories will eventually meet and face a terrible crisis together. “Black God’s Burden” was a hard sell. The editors at FS thought it too cliché. The idea of the barbarian doing the wizard’s bidding struck them as too Old School. I laughed for this was my intent all along. To return to the old days and then give a twist. (Which also weirded them out, expecting it to end like an old-fashioned tale. Make up your minds.) I was trying for something else. You decide if I succeeded or failed. Teric will appear in two more stories, “The Godsend” and “Spider Island” as well as the conclusion of The Gods Have left Us. This story appeared in Dark Worlds Magazine #6 (and is still available).

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