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The first meeting between Glaeken and Rasalom back in the dim recesses of the First Age. A sword and sorcery literally introduction to F Paul Wilson's The Secret History of the World The hero's name Glaeken rang a bell and sure enough that is the name of Scott Glenn's character in Michael Mann's stylish but slightly incomprehensible thriller The Keep Mann's original 35 hr version was chopped to 96 min by Paramount Shame Shame But Demonsong is a short fast moving uest by Glaeken to rid his world of a curse by the wizard Rasalom Molasar from The Keep spelled backwards The story is good enough so I want to continue on with the series Next up The Compendium of Srem available only in a Kindle version I'll try it

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He Repairman Jack novels Demonsong kicks off Wilson's massive Secret History of the Worl. This is where it all beginsIn the dim dark ages before the internet and the World Wide Web knowledge of 'Demonsong' only existed in the odd magazine article or an interview with the author In an interview if memory serves Paul described this short story as a 'curiosity' and hardly deserving of being in print Thankfully only AFTER I had searched high and low and finally found a copy of 'Heroic Fantasy 1979 DAW Books where 'Demonsong' was first published FPW has released this gem of a story as a reasonably priced eBook Here then is the tale of Glaeken and Molasar's first meeting These characters may be familiar to those of you who have read 'The Keep' or other novels and short stories from 'The Secret History of the World' Paul in a large number of his recent books has reverse engineered the 'Secret History' framework which brought many of his previously published novels and a few short stories together to exist in a shared universe Chronologically 'Demonsong' is the first story in this amazing saga Even though it comes early in the author's writing career it is wonderful fun Characters spring to life off the page and although it abounds with Dungeons Dragons style fantasy tropes it is thoroughly entertaining and fascinating for FPW readers already familiar with 'The Keep' Glaeken takes on a job offered by local ruler Prince Iolon to rid his land of a powerful wizard who is purportedly poisoning the land surrounding an ancient caveDuring this adventure we meet along with Glaeken an interesting offsider and the potential for adventures with these characters becomes clear At least Glaeken and Molasar have life beyond this tale aloneI love this story and I heartily recommend it to readers of fantasy and horror It is also a great introduction to Paul's oeuvre and which stands worthy of very high praise

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Written in the 1970s and in a style geared toward fantasy than the hardboiled prose of t. Short story documenting Glaekken and Rasalom's first encounter A little vague but ties in to so many novels including The Keep Reborn and Reprisal as well as Repairman Jack Just a brief little jaunt into pre history

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About the Author: F. Paul Wilson

Francis Paul Wilson is an author born in Jersey City New Jersey He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres His debut novel was Healer 1976 Wilson is also a part time practicing family physician He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with t



10 thoughts on “Demonsong

  1. says:

    A sword and sorcery literally introduction to F Paul Wilson's The Secret History of the World The hero's name Glaeken rang a bell and sure enough that is the name of Scott Glenn's character in Michael Mann's stylish but slightly incomprehensible thriller The Keep Mann's original 35 hr version was chopped to 96 min by Paramount Shame Shame But Demonsong is a short fast moving uest by Glaeken to rid his world of a curse by the wizard Rasalom Molasar from The Keep spelled backwards The story is good enough so I want to continue on with the series Next up The Compendium of Srem available only in a Kindle version I'll try it

  2. says:

    Unbelievable This collection is great fun and very varied in its genres There are actionthriller stories a vampire story a Frankenstein story a couple of horror stories and even a clean cut fantasy adventure Master Jack is a cool character easy to like as is Glecken F Paul Wilson is definitely an author I'd like to read of considering his flexibility and unexpected sense of humour

  3. says:

    UPDATED REVIEW 2017 Secret History of the World Saga #1So a long while ago I read this and wrote an original review you can see it below it was a first attempt at going F Paul Wilson's Secret History of the World Saga and I didn't get very far after real life got in the way and I stopped at The Keep This timeI really really mean it I'm going to do this thing Starting with Demonsong which takes eons ago but I'm assuming in this galaxy Reading Scenes from a Secret History afterwards helps provide context and understanding to the importance of this story's place in the overall scheme of things but I'm a little concerned at it spoiling things An offshoot off what normally expect from Mr Wilson my exposure being that of Midnight Mass and Implant this story takes place in a medieval like time full of fantastical creatures Admittedly it's interesting to see a swords and sorcery story climax with almost none of that factoring into the climax turning the concepts and expectations on their head The story beyond those circumvented expectations is fairly straightforward skipping over heavy handed worldbuilding in favor of getting on with the uest It feels like a side uest to a much larger story dealing out lore in bits and as a result it stands shoulder to shoulder with some other fairly entertaining fantasy I spent much of the book entertaining myself with trying to understand which bits and pieces will impact further stories down the line and it does act far better as an introduction to it's main characters Glaeken and Rasalom than a fully fleshed out story Next up The Compendium of Srem Old Review My first taste of F Paul Wilson's work as I work my way through the pretty popular Secret History of the World Saga This is chronologically the first in the saga and I felt it was a good starting place it gives me a taste of Wilson's early work and is also the first story chronologically in his Secret History Saga This one plays like straight fantasy than anything else I'm not expecting it to continue in this genre but I'm not adverse to it It's a solid story with very few surprises Since this is the first story I've read of his I have no knowledge of how important this becomes to the Saga or if it barely makes a blip on the radar but I'm still interested to find out Those with knowledge of this saga probably will be entertained as they see the beginnings ofsomething But even then it's still a rough story that left me intrigued about what comes later than anything elseI still got a long way to go before I hit the Repairman Jack books which is what piued my interest in the first place Hopefully I can keep at it and the Adversary Cycle books keep me entertained through the section titled The PAST Up next another short story by Wilson called Aryans and Absinthe

  4. says:

    Love FPW stories but I just found out that Repairman Jack and the Adversary Cycle are also part of a bigger series called The Secret History of the World of which this should be the first story Relates the first meeting of Glaeken and Rasalom I am almost all the way through of RJ series but rather than start at the beginning will finish RJ and then go back to the start of the SHOTW series Good short though

  5. says:

    Short story documenting Glaekken and Rasalom's first encounter A little vague but ties in to so many novels including The Keep Reborn and Reprisal as well as Repairman Jack Just a brief little jaunt into pre history

  6. says:

    A short and very atmospheric dark fantasy story Basically the earliest story in the secret history timeline I'd love to see from the first age of that world

  7. says:

    This is where it all beginsIn the dim dark ages before the internet and the World Wide Web knowledge of 'Demonsong' only existed in the odd magazine article or an interview with the author In an interview if memory serves Paul described this short story as a 'curiosity' and hardly deserving of being in print Thankfully only AFTER I had searched high and low and finally found a copy of 'Heroic Fantasy 1979 DAW Books where 'Demonsong' was first published FPW has released this gem of a story as a reasonably priced eBook Here then is the tale of Glaeken and Molasar's first meeting These characters may be familiar to those of you who have read 'The Keep' or other novels and short stories from 'The Secret History of the World' Paul in a large number of his recent books has reverse engineered the 'Secret History' framework which brought many of his previously published novels and a few short stories together to exist in a shared universe Chronologically 'Demonsong' is the first story in this amazing saga Even though it comes early in the author's writing career it is wonderful fun Characters spring to life off the page and although it abounds with Dungeons Dragons style fantasy tropes it is thoroughly entertaining and fascinating for FPW readers already familiar with 'The Keep' Glaeken takes on a job offered by local ruler Prince Iolon to rid his land of a powerful wizard who is purportedly poisoning the land surrounding an ancient caveDuring this adventure we meet along with Glaeken an interesting offsider and the potential for adventures with these characters becomes clear At least Glaeken and Molasar have life beyond this tale aloneI love this story and I heartily recommend it to readers of fantasy and horror It is also a great introduction to Paul's oeuvre and which stands worthy of very high praise

  8. says:

    Originally a short story written in 1979 The tale of Glaeken's The Keep first appearance While drinking wine in a tavern Glaeken is disturbed from minding his own business by a group of ruffians assaulting King Iolon's minstrel a harmohorn player named Cragjaw The two travel to a crossroads where they part ways Cragjaw to the King's Northern summer castle and Glaeken to the cave of the war wizard Rasalom If Glaeken is able to destroy Rasalom and return the Ring of Chaos to King Iolon he will be rewarded with 10000 gold pieces

  9. says:

    If you've ever read The Keep you might be curious about the origin stories of Glaeken and Rasalom Well be curious no Here it is by the author of The Keep himself For an early work it's uite good This is a short read I'm surprised that it's counted as a whole book but you know what? I'll take what I can get Most books I read are well over 400 pages anyway so I'm going to cut myself some slack and count this toward my Reading Challenge

  10. says:

    Distinctly fantasy overtones I prefer his paranormal and Repairman Jack books I read it as it is recommended for being The first meeting between Glaeken and Rasalom back in the dim recesses of the First Age It kicks off the Secret History of the World series

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