From depression era America, to fantasy worlds similar and yet different from our own. Journey into the realm of the Yellow King. As There are many roads to Carcosa, which one will you take?
Featuring eight short stories and two novelettes inspired by the King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, as well as Lovecraftian elements, ‘No Light in August’ also includes illustrations by Brazilian comic artist Pedro Elefante.
Whent looked up, startled from his cleaning work as three men banged the door open and strode into the tap room.
“My name is Haran,” one said and gestured to the two behind him. “This is Foss and Iayn. We need ale and food and our horses stabled and fed for the night.”
“Hurry up there,” Iayn said, sliding a chair noisily across the boards. “We’ve ridden hard.”
“Of course, of course,” Whent said hurriedly and ducked around the bar. He filled three tankards, tipping the keg forward to drain what was left. “Where have you come from, sirs?”
He placed a tankard in front of each. Friendly chat was often the best way to deal with men carrying good steel and the potential for violence.
R.L. Robinson was born in Scotland in 1986. After finishing school, he attended the University of Aberdeen and fell in with a crowd of writers, friends and academics who would help to shape his writing. His first published short story appeared in the short lived Open Mind, a student run literary magazine. Later, he gave his first readings at student gatherings and the Aberdeen Word festival in 2011.
He currently divides his time between teaching language and linguistics in Eastern and Central Europe and his home in Scotland.