By Robert E. Howard
Inside, readers will realize (or rediscover) such gem stones as “The Shadow Kingdom,” that includes Kull of Atlantis and thought of by means of many to be the 1st sword-and-sorcery tale; “The Fightin’est Pair,” a part of one in every of Howard’s such a lot winning sequence, chronicling the travails of Steve Costigan, a service provider seaman with fists of metal and a head of wooden; “The gray God Passes,” a haunting story in regards to the passing of an age, informed opposed to the backdrop of Irish background and legend; “Worms of the Earth,” a brooding narrative that includes Bran Mak Morn, approximately which H. P. Lovecraft acknowledged, “Few readers will ever fail to remember the hideous and compelling energy of [this] macabre masterpiece”; a historic poem referring to a momentous conflict among Cimbri and the legions of Rome; and “Sharp’s Gun Serenade,” one of many final and funniest of the Breckinridge Elkins tales.
These exciting, eerie, compelling, swashbuckling tales and poems were restored to their unique shape, provided simply because the writer meant. there's little question that once greater than seven a long time the voice of Robert E. Howard maintains to resonate with readers round the world.
From the alternate Paperback edition.