By Robert E. Howard
The immortal legacy of Robert E. Howard, writer of Conan the Cimmerian, keeps with this most modern compendium of Howard’s fiction and poetry. those adventures, set in medieval-era Europe and the close to East, are one of the such a lot gripping Howard ever wrote, packed with pageantry, romance, and conflict scenes valuable of Tolstoy himself. such a lot of all, they function a few of Howard’s most original and noteworthy characters, together with Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a half-Irish, half-Norman guy of conflict who follows Richard the Lion-hearted to twelfth-century Palestine—or, because it was once recognized to the Crusaders, Outremer; Diego de Guzman, a Spaniard who visits Cairo within the guise of a Muslim on a undertaking of revenge; and the mythical sword lady darkish Agnès, who, confronted with an prepared marriage to a brutal husband in sixteenth-century France, cuts the rite brief with a dagger thrust and flees to forge a brand new id at the battlefield.
Lavishly illustrated by way of award-winning artist John Watkiss and that includes miscellanea, informative essays, and a desirable advent through acclaimed ancient writer Scott Oden, Sword girl and different old Adventures is a must have for each fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a profession spanning simply twelve years, gained a spot within the pantheon of serious American writers.
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Felix understood suddenly why Max hadn’t mentioned this earlier. He wouldn’t have got Gotrek in the coach. ” The elf rose, inclining his head respectfully. He was tall, and as slender as a willow branch in his flowing white robes, but there was an air of youth and nervousness about him that made him look more awkward than graceful. He had the long, haughty features of his kind, but the nervousness showed also in his cobalt-blue eyes, which flicked about the room as he spoke. “I am honoured, friends.
Felix took advantage of Euler’s distraction to roll out from under the point of his sword and stand. Euler was beside himself. ” he cried. “My panelling! ” He turned on Felix, eyes blazing. ” He thrust at Felix with his cane-sword and Felix blocked and kicked the footstool at him. ” he called. ” The Slayer swung around and started towards him. One of the fallen men tried to rise, lifting a dagger at him. Gotrek backhanded his face with his cast and kept walking. The strike sounded like a pistol shot, and Felix thought for a moment that he had shattered the man’s skull.
Euler leapt in his path, twisting the head of his cane and drawing forth a slim blade. “No, Herr Jaeger,” he said, levelling the sword-cane at Felix’s chest. Felix stepped back, then cuffed an Estalian vase off a table, right at Euler’s face. When he raised his sword to block it, Felix dived forwards and tackled him to the ground, pinning his sword arm with a knee and punching him in the face. The merchant bucked and twisted under him, surprisingly strong. “Harald! ” Euler called, struggling to get his sword free.