URSUS OF ULTIMA THULE
Enrique Torres Pratt (Enrich)
1st Avon printing December 1973 paperback. Cover by (??? - Sanjulian or Enric?), 236 pages. Condition is VG+ to near-Fine: tight and square with flat spine; mild uniform age tanning; light overall wear; minor imperfections at upper right of front cover, lower right of back cover. No stamps, marks or writing - a clean copy.
Ursus of Ultima Thule - this is a fix-up novel made up of the novella "Arnten of Ultima Thule" from IF August 1971, plus the serial "The Forges of Nainland Are Cold" from Fantastic August & October 1972 - with some connecting material and revisions.
Swarthy, hairy, ostracized by others of his tribe, Arnten set off to lead a life of proud and lonely independence in his primitive world of an arctic Atlantis - Ultima Thule - where men huddled in animal skins against arctic cold, and used crude clubs and spears to kill the giant prehistoric animals that roamed the land. But Arnten - "The Bear" - was quicker of body and sharper of mind than his fellow men, and he had a special destiny: a path beset with mortal dangers and evil witchery which he must overcome, to save himself, his world, his woman, and to conquer the evil one whom they called "The Wolf."