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Red Shadows

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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Chapter 1. The Coming of Solomon
The moonlight shimmered hazily, making silvery mists of illusion among the shadowy trees. A faint breeze whispered down the valley, bearing a shadow that was not of the moon-mist. A faint scent of smoke was apparent.
The man whose long, swinging strides, unhurried yet unswerving, had carried him for many a mile since sunrise, stopped
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Published (first published September 19th 1928)
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Jeff Fuller
Dec 21, 2013 Jeff Fuller rated it liked it
It was ok. Remembering it is early fiction, it's pretty good given the time it was written. I should have lower expectations, but I don't.

The book gets right to the point, there's no dawdling in character development. Our hero finds a wrong, and then follows the evil doer to the ends of the earth (from France to Africa!) to deliver justice.

I read it because I wanted to see it lived up to the hype, for me it did not.

Paul
Jan 18, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it
The standard is high with Howard. This is still not as good as the worst Conan stories, but it gets close. Kane is an interesting character. While the writing is plagued with modern day political incorrectness, it it playful, fun and daring. While predictable, Howard still manages to fit in a few interesting twists. Worth reading for fans of the original Howard Conan.
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May 20, 2014 Jason Reeser rated it liked it
Fun story. I enjoyed Howard's prose.
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Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

He is well known for having created — in the p
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