The Burnt World of Athas - 30 Days of Dark Sun 25: What’s your favorite novel or short story?

The 25th day of #30DaysofDarkSun is here and the question is "What’s your favorite novel or short story?"

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

The Pentad is fantastic. I also want to give a shout-out to the old practice Dark Sun had of including a short piece of fiction in nearly every AD&D adventure and boxed set. Those bits of fiction were fantastic for bringing into focus how various aspects of the world worked (being a templar, the Red Moon Hunt, etc.). I loved those so much every time I bought a new product.