Barzai the Wise, a high priest and prophet greatly learned in the lore of the “gods of earth”, or Great Ones, attempts to scale the mountain of Hatheg-Kla in order to look upon their faces, accompanied by his young disciple Atal. Upon reaching the peak, Barzai at first seems overjoyed until he finds that the “gods of the earth” are not there alone.
Let me be honest with you and say that the plot was boring. I had high expectations for it but it didn’t live up to them.
This one also felt to me like a follow-up story to “The Cats of Ulthar”, which I wasn’t a big fan of either.
The writing style isn’t bad, but it could have been better. The HP Lovecraft was missing from the writing style. Which really killed the story to me. The writing style is also difficult to read in this one.
The characters here are very flat. And that’s the thing which annoys me the most. As long as a story have good characters or character ill very probably give the story a good rating.
I give this story 1 / 5