Great and consistent character descriptions, as well as picturesque surroundings would have made an excellent book, were it not for the missing story. It doesn't suffice to stop writing when the book is large enough.
Novelette-sized story about the downfall of a psionic overlord. Don't expect any hard SF or a story, it's just lengthy fantasy.
Between surprise attack and reconvalescence: while the story caters for the testosterone junky, it still is well written and a page turner.
GK Chesterton's answer to Sherlock Holmes is the mad judge Basil Grant, star of this mystery shorts collection.