The Ithaqua Cycle: The Wind-Walker of the Icy Wastes, 14 Tales
'Défago turned swiftly and looked at him as though he were suddenly about to shriek. His eyes shone, his mouth was wide open. Yet all he said, or whispered rather, for his voice sank very low, was:
'"It's nuthin' but what those lousy fellers believe when they've been hittin' the bottle too long-a sort of great animal that lives up yonder," he jerked his head northwards, "quick as lightning in its tracks, an' bigger'n anything else in the bush, an' ain't supposed to be very good to look at--that's all!" '
- Algernon Blackwood, The Wendigo
The elusive, utterly supernatural Ithaqua roams the North Woods and the wastes beyond, as invisible as the wind. Hunters and travelers fear the cold and isolation of the North. They fear ten times more the advent of the mysterious Wind-Walker. Its malign power haunts their dreams. Its victims shape their nightmares.
Blackwood's Wendigo sparked a trail of influences still apparent in horror fiction today. This collection includes that progenitor tale, three stories by August Derleth, and ten more from a spectrum of contemporary authors including Brian Lumley, Stephen Mark Rainey, and Pierre Comtois.
Condition: Pre-loved book. First edition. Minor spotting of pages. Otherwise in good condition.
Year published: 1998
Sub-genre: Fantasy, horror, short stories
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