The Best of Robert E. Howard: Grim Lands (Volume 2)
“Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”
The classic pulp magazines of the early twentieth century are long gone, but their action-packed tales live on through the work of legendary storyteller Robert E. Howard. From hi ...more
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes Howard. I probably have 50 of his books, have been reading him for 40 years & still found stories that I'd never read before. The intro ...more
The Tower of the Elephant
The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune
By This Axe I Rule!
The King and the Oak (poem)
The Shadow of the Vulture
Wings in the Night (1932)
Solomon Kane's Homecoming (poem) Ver. 1
Lord of Samarcand
Old Garfield's Heart
The Man on the Ground
Gents on the Lynch
The Bull Dog Breed
Which Will Scarcely Be Understood
A Song of the Naked Lands
Echoes from an Anvil
Black Harps in the Hills
The Grim Land
Never Beyond the Beast
A couple of good Kulls stories, El Borak returns and a classic Conan story.
Conan is Howard's most famous character, but is the least interesting to me. 'Red Nails' had a good first half but kind of meandered an then wrapped up too quickly. Did like the lady pirate character though.
Not that there is such a thing as a bad Howard story. Th ...more
Again, thunderingly good and surprisingly well-written adventure stories from an author who's only recently begun to ...more
I'd urge readers to skip the introduction initially and go straight to the stories. Then come back and read the intro for some perspective on what you've taken ...more
Read Howard, don't read about him.
Howard's Conan stories are my favorite, and the two stories: The Tower of the Elephant and Red Nails are both classic. The Tower of t ...more
BUT, this thing is worth the purchase, even just for the excellent Conan tale "Red Nails" alone. And on top of that, this one's got a great Solomon Kane story, a very enjoyable El Borak tale, and two great pirate stories to boot.
A few of the others were uneven, but still, there's no doubt in my mind now that Howard deserves a place in the fantasy/adventure pantheon.
But yeah, like many compilations of ...more
He is well known for having created — in the p ...more