The Fellowship of the Talisman Author:Clifford D. Simak Atop the flying griffin, her battle axe lifted high, Diane shouted to Duncan: "The castle! Run for your life. Run to the castle! It's your only chance!" — The horde of hairless monsters had fallen back, driven off by Diane and the charge of the wild Huntsman and his pack--but they would return. As he and his companions ran toward the canted s... more »tanding stones that lay before the mounded ruins of the castle, Duncan wondered what kind of safety it might offer. If he and his band had to fight again, the castle mound would not afford much protection...
Startled, he looked up and gasped at what he saw. The castle mound was gone. In its place stood a splendid castle, a building out of fairyland.
Diane, her hair a golden glory in the fading light, still carrying the gory battle axe, was walking across the lawn toward him.
"Welcome," she said, "to the Castle of the Wizards."« less