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Some of Howard's best short stories.
I love Robert E. Howard's writing and this collection is no exception. I've had this book since it first came out and wish I'd read it sooner. There are two stand out stories in here. Twilight of the Grey Gods and Wolfshead. I've read comics adaptations of both stories but those don't compare to Howard's writing. The Grey Gods has some of the best writing during a huge battle that I've ever read. Worth reading for those several pages alone. Wolfshead has some great writing and an interesting tak...
A collection of some of REH's weird tales. No Conan or Kull or any of his major characters are represented, these are mostly stand alone stories with some kind of supernatural element. Vikings, Neanderthals, werewolves, witches, and mermen threaten burly heroes throughout time and across the Earth. Includes REH's first published work, "Spear and Fang". Some excellent stories, some good stories, a really fine collection overall.
There were a handful of stories I hadn't read before in this collection. The Twilight of the Grey Gods showcased Howards talent and varying interests. His treatment of Brian Boru's (High King of Ireland circa 1002-1014) death was especially well done. His poetry, narrative and description of action excel in this story.
Robert E. Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited. This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howard's stories. I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read. Message me if you need a li...