A Brief History of Gnolls

Skirmisher Publishing, LLC SKU: SKPE0803


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A Brief History of Gnolls: Anthropophagy and Emeralds from Wales to Wisconsin and Beyond traces the history of the title fantasy creatures in literature and gaming, from when they were first introduced nearly a century ago up through the present.

Features of this unique and entertaining volume include two entertaining quasi-academic essays by writer Paul Haynie that examine the literary history of Gnolls, an appendix containing the 1912 Lord Dunsany short story that first introduces the creatures in question, and illustrations by artists Jon Kaufman and Sidney Sime.

A Brief History of Gnolls is the first in a series of similar books that will be devoted to other sorts of fantasy creatures with origins in folklore and literature, such as Orcs, Ogres, Goblins, and Trolls.

Written by Paul Haynie