What a delight to discover this gem, republished from 1912, at last! I've been waiting forty years to learn more of the Gibbelins and Gnoles, after first learning of them in Idris Seabright's short story "The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles", which drew upon this wondrous book. More famous now perhaps, certainly in the RPG community, for having been one of H. P. Lovecraft's main influences, Dunsany's tales deserve to be read and appreciated in their own right. His rich use of language adds to the unsettling feel of what may seem at first quite light fantasy stories, an uneasiness many of the endings simply confirm. Inspirational!
[5 of 5 Stars!]