Crimson ShadowsCrimson Shadows: The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume One
by Robert E. Howard

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Jim and Ruth Keegan

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ISBN: 978-1-59606-263-4

Subterranean Press, 2009; 503 pp.; limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by the artists, of which this is copy 580

The UK based small press Wandering Star issued glorious editions of Robert E. Howard’s work, including The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, The Ultimate Triumph, as well as two volumes of Howard’s Conan tales. Subterranean Press continues this series of limited editions, beginning with Kull: Exile of Atlantis, exquisitely illustrated with color plates and black and white illustrations illuminating the text (click HERE to purchase this title). This is their second offering, Crimson Shadows: The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume One.

Among the great pulp writers whose work continues to enthrall new generations of readers—Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler—few were as versatile as Robert E. Howard. Best known as the creator of Conan, Howard also wrote not only of other memorable fantasy characters, such as Puritan swordsman Solomon Kane (click HERE to purchase Solomon Kane paperbacks) and Pictish king Bran Mak Morn (click HERE to purchase Worms of the Earth), but hundreds of stories of boxing, detection, westerns, horror, “weird menace,” desert adventure, lost race, historicals, “spicies”, even “true confessions.”

Robert E Howard is best known as the father of “sword and sorcery” fiction, an exciting blend of swashbuckling action and supernatural horror epitomized by his characters King Kull, barbarian usurper of the throne of fabled Valusia, and Conan, who wanders the Hyborian Age “to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.”

Table of Contents:
Introduction
The Shadow Kingdom
The Ghost Kings
The Curse of the Golden Shell
Red Shadows
The One Black Stain
The Dark Man
The Marching Song of Connacht
Kings of the Night
Recompense
The Black Stone
The Song of a Mad Minstrel
The Fightin’est Pair
The Grey God Passes
The Song of the Last Briton
Worms of the Earth
An Echo from The Iron Harp
Lord of the Dead
Untitled
“For the Love of Barbara Allen”
The Tide
The Valley of the Worm
The Dust Dance: Selections, Version II
The People of the Black Circle
Beyond the Black River
A Word from the Outer Dark
Hawk of the Hills
Sharp’s Gun Serenade
Lines Written in the Realization that I Must Die

Appendices:
Robert E. Howard: Twentieth-Century Mythmaker
A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard
Notes on the Original Howard Texts

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