The story in this anthology, "Loft the Sorcerer," is based on an Iceland folktale, I think a famous one, though I am not an expert on Icelandic folktales. The early part of my story is directly from the folktale. Then, in the middle, I take it in a new direction involving trolls. I like my version of Icelandic trolls, as did the editor of this anthology, the late Gardner Dozois.
Published: January 1, 2019