THE HOUSE OF THE SKULL

STORY INDEX

Stories of Ilder'en

Ilder'en is a world of my devising, full of demons of light and darkness. The heights of spiritual illumination are dragged into the deepest reaches of the Abyss, sorcerers dredge the lowest circles of Hell hoping to steal the closely guarded laws of morality that govern the universe, and eternally re-incarnating God-Kings hold the world in their iron grip, but know only sorrow and emptiness.

This is a new sub-genre of Sword & Sorcery. It combines the cosmic adventure of Elric and Kane with Gnostic cosmology and the European demonology of the Middle Ages. I name it Sorcery & Spirit.

THE HEART THAT BEATS WITHIN THE VOID

This is the first story set in the world of Ilder'en. It is more mythic than my later writing in the series. Because it is a creation story it adheres to a slightly different aesthetic than the traditional Sword & Sorcery tale. Still it is best to start at the beginning, so here it is, the birth of a world...

AS ABOVE

A lost soul holds an endless vigil while chained to the moon, comtemplating the true reason for his death.

SO BELOW

A novella about a father who becomes his daughter's son in an attempt to return the power that has corrupted him and save her from the same fate. An inverted hero's journey through the darkly splendid depths of the abyss, both in the netherworld and the human soul.

MOUNT ASNER

An old and weary sorcerer calls up the god that fashioned the world and attempts to wring the truth from him.

THE HYPOSTASIS OF THE ARCHONS

The creation of Ilder'en from another point of view.

THE AKOMõTH

A cabal of Arch-Sorcerers tries to invoke a spirit too lofty for them to reach.

THE JUDGMENT AT BLACK PYRAMID

The Mortal-Gods face a threat worthy of them, both from within and without their temple.

LIGHT'S SHADOW

A desperate lone magician must decide whether he dares to face the doom that pursues him or the doom that he has wrought with his own hands.


Stories of Ajoining Worlds

These are stories set in the multiverse outside of Ilder'en.

Vampire Amazons from Planet X

A failed disciple of the greatest Greek sorcerer pits his feable power against an invading world.


Early Works


Stories by Larry Loc

Subterfugue



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