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A Witch Shall Be Born By Robert E Howard
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When a sorceress replaces her twin sister as queen of Khauran and embarks on a rule of darkness, an exiled Conan must lead a band of thieves to get revenge. "A Witch Shall Be Born" is one... More > of the original novellas by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in only a few days in spring of 1934 and first published in Weird Tales in December 1934. The story concerns a witch replacing her twin sister as queen of a city state, which brings her into conflict with Conan who had been the captain of the queen's guard. Themes of paranoia, and the duality of the twin sisters, are paramount in this story but it also includes elements of the conflict between barbarism and civilization that is common to the entire Conan series. The novella as a whole is considered an average example of the series but one scene stands out. Conan's crucifixion early in the story in the second chapter ("The Tree of Death") is considered one of the most memorable scenes in the entire series.< Less
Hawk of the Hills By Robert E. Howard
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An American from the southwest joins with Afghan tribesmen to avenge his friends' deaths in a blood feud. He can use any weapon, has superhuman stamina, and can move swiftly and silently. El Borak... More > leads the Afridi tribe in a war against the Orakzai and their chief Afdal Khan in early twentieth century Afghanistan. The war brings in British agents from across the border and has Russian influence in the region behind it. The story is regarded as one of the best of Howard's works.< Less
Black Canaan By Robert E. Howard
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It is a regional horror story in the Southern Gothic mode, one of several such tales by Howard set in the piney woods of the ArkLaTex region of the Southern United States. Set in the Black River... More > swamps of the deep South in the post-war era, the hero of this Lovecraftian story is called home by an impending race war, and must battle not only violent Negroes and Voodoo sorcerers, but also, for the first time in his life, the temptation of miscegenation. This story is an allegory, a cautionary tale of the danger of going over to the “dark side.” Enjoy.< Less
Queen of the Black Coast ( Conan) By Robert Ervin Howard
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Collectors Edition! Highly Recommended! Full 8 1/2 x 11 Easy to read pages! Conan at his finest! Though Howard's life ended prematurely in 1936 at the age of 30, Conan lives on as one of the genre's... More > most enduring icons. This beautifully designed collection the raw, blood-drenched world Conan inhabited, an alternative Earth that preceded Tolkien's Middle Earth.< Less
Queen of the Black Coast By Robert E. Howard
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It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan becoming a notorious pirate and plundering the coastal villages of Kush alongside Bêlit, a head-strong femme fatale. Due to... More > its epic scope and atypical romance, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his most famous tales. In Queen of the Black Coast, Conan joins with Belit, the magnificent pirate queen, whose fathers were the kings of Askalon! There is a frightening conflict with a monster winged ape before the sorrowful passing of the Queen of the Black Coast. She who belonged to the sea; to its everlasting mystery he returned her.Queen of the Black Coast also contains a second Conan story -- The Vale of Lost Women, in which the massive Cimmerian rescues the girl Livia from her barbarous captors.< Less
Worms of the Earth By Robert E Howard
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The Howard's final Bran Mak Morn story, a fictional King of the Picts. The grim tale of supernatural revenge set against the grey gloom of the heather. Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows revenge... More > on the Roman governor Titus Sulla after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who Bran Mak Morn's pictish ancestors had banished from the earth. They were once men but millennia of living underground caused them to become monstrous and semi-reptilian. He secures their help after stealing a religious item of theirs from a barrow, trading it back in return for them delivering Sulla to him for a battle to the death. However, Sulla's mind is broken from his contact with the horrific Worms of the Earth and Bran Mak Morn slays him in mercy rather than vengeance, realising that some weapons are too foul to use, even against Rome.< Less
The Devil In Iron By Robert E. Howard
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In "The Devil in Iron," an ancient demon, Khosatral Khel, is awakened on the remote island of Xapur due to the meddling of a greedy fisherman. Upon reawakening, Khel resurrects the ancient... More > fortress which once dominated the island, including its cyclopean walls, gigantic pythons, and long-dead citizens. Meanwhile, Conan — a leader of the Vilayet kozaks — is tricked by the villainous Turan governor Jehungir Agha into pursuing the lovely Octavia to the island of Xapur. Jehungir Agha plans for Conan to fall into a prepared trap on the island. The unforeseen resurrection of the island demon and its ancient fortress, however, interrupts these plans. When Conan arrives on Xapur, he must defeat not only the forces of the Agha led by Jelal Khan, but a giant serpent as well, and the iron-fleshed monstrosity that is Khosatral Khel.< Less
The Witch from Hell's Kitchen By Robert E. Howard
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The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn. He is transported through space to a world known as Almuric by unspecified scientific methods. While there he battles with frightening... More > monsters and beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as the Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.< Less
Son of the White Wolf By Robert E. Howard
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Now the mighty El Borak must stretch his strength and vision to the limit in order to prevent a Turkish rebellion, protect a rich hermit from murder, and stop a dangerous Emir from seizing control of... More > India. Three of El Borak's most amazing adventures, in Son of the White Wolf. Francis Xavier Gordon, hero of The Lost Valley of Iskander and Three-Bladed Doom, was a living legend in the middle and far East. They called him El Borak, The Swift, a title earned by his uncanny ability with gun, knife and sword. Those who rule the far, bloodstained city of Rub el Harami in the ancient name of Genghis Khan knew but one fear: the dread name El Borak. Few had seen his face. Fewer still had seen his naked blade and lived!< Less
The People of the Black Circle By Robert E. Howard
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This Conan story is set in mythical Hyborian versions of India–Pakistan (then united) and Afghanistan (Vendhya and Ghulistan respectively). This novella was serialised in Weird Tales between... More > October and December 1934. It was one of the first novellas to feature the recurring character of Conan the Cimmerian. It fits firmly into the ‘sword and sorcery’ fantasy genre and is set in the ‘Hyborian Age’ – a fictional version of the upper Palaeolithic period. The scope is epic as Conan attempts to foil a plot by the Black Seers of Yimsha. The novella’s use of magical lore is more sophisticated than in some of the later Conan tales and has been praised by scholars of fantastic fiction, such as E. F. Bleiler and Fritz Leiber.< Less

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