In this week’s episode, in honor of Clark Ashton Smith’s birthday (January 13, 1893), I’ll be discussing “The Dark Eidolon.” It first appeared in the January 1935 issue of Weird Tales, and is probably the Zothique story that carries the most name recognition.
It tells of Namirrha, a powerful sorcerer who returns to his home city in order to exact revenge on its ruler for a boyhood transgression.
Read “The Dark Eidolon” on the Eldritch Dark: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/212/the-dark-eidolon
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Clark Ashton Smith at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Ashton_Smith
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