This week, the Keepers of Mystery discuss a work by the Queen of Space Opera, Leigh Brackett, as they dive into The Hounds of Skaith.

In this second volume of Leigh Brackett’s exemplary trilogy The Book of Skaith, Eric John Stark, having expelled the Lords Protector from their northern Citadel and released his friend and mentor galactic ambassador Ashton, heads south to find the wise woman Gerrith, to foment rebellion, and –in spite of the Wandsmen and the Lords Protector’s wishes—to open the dying planet to star travel. Although he is outnumbered, he possesses one extraordinary advantage: he now holds mental mastery over the Hounds of Skaith, fierce mutant beasts that paralyze their enemies by the power of fear alone.

This show originally aired live on the Goodman Games twitch channel on May 23, 2023.

The Stacks

Appendix N
The Hounds of Skaith by Leigh Brackett

Beyond the Black Gate by Harley Stroh
Black Sun Death Crawl by James MacGeorge
Blessings of the Vile Brotherhood by Harley Stroh
Doom of the Savage Kings by Harley Stroh
F’tagn on the Purple Planet by Scott McKinley (unpublished)
The One Who Watches from Below by Jobe Bittman
Neon Knights by Brendan LaSalle
Penumbra of the Polar Ape by Harley Stroh
Pilgrims of the Black Obelisk by Julian Bernick and Marc Bruner
The Rock Awakens by Terry Olson
Sky Masters of the Purple Planet by Jim Wampler
The Synthetic Swordsmen of the Purple Planet by Jim Wampler

John Carter OST (album) by Michael Giacchino
Jupiter Ascending OST (album) by Michael Giacchino
Lawrence of Arabia OST (album) by Maurice Jarre
Let us Pray (album) by Electric Wizard
War for the Planet of the Apes OST (album) by Michael Giacchino

Dying Earth
Mutant Crawl Classics
The Purple Planet
Star Crawl

Source Books
Umerica Unnatural by Shield of Faith Studios

Spotify Lists
Sanctum Secorum Playlist #52

Marc’s Word List
Skaith – To harm or injure
Susurration – malicious whispering, tattle.

The Bachwezi by Ashraf Braden
Crawljammer #3 by Moon Dice Games
The Kakondo by Ashraf Braden
Kamila by Ashraf Braden
Lukwata by Ashraf Braden
Mind Games by Shield of Faith Studios
Sanctum Secorum Quarterly