The story is about a golden-haired youth who wanders into the city of Teloth, telling tales of the great city of Aira, where he was prince. While Iranon enjoys singing and telling his tales of wonder, few appreciate it. When a disenfranchised boy named Romnod suggests leaving Teloth to go to the famed city of Oonai, Iranon takes him up on his offer.
You can say that this short story is an early version of modern day fantasy which was written in the Edward Plunkett style.
The thing which made HP Lovecraft popular in the first place, you won’t find it in this short story. This story isn’t bad nor is it good. After all this story gives us some good imitation but the characteristic horror to HP Lovecraft is gone here.
The ending was sad but it also was an ending which we deserved. Which I love when something like this happens. The ending doesn’t need to have a “happy ending” as long as the author gives us the ending which we deserved.
The writing style for the most part was okay but of course it could have been much better than it actually was.
I give this story 1 / 5