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Worms Of The Earth (The Weird Works Of Robert E. Howard #5)

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Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows revenge 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 were once men but after generations of living underground have become monstrous and semi-reptilian. He secures their help after stealing a religious item of theirs fro ...more
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Published July 1975 by Zebra Books (first published February 11th 1932)
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Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
I chose to read this book because many years ago I read the first part in a Conan the Barbarian Comic and always wanted to know how it progressed and ended. How disappointing. It would appear that I read the best bit whilst the rest just sped by. Oh well.
Timothy Boyd
Robert E. Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited. This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howard's stories. I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read. Message me if you need a li ...more
East Bay J
I found this copy of Robert E. Howard’s Worms Of The Earth in a little thrift store and snapped it up. It’s been years since I read any of Howard’s work, mainly because I hunted down and read everything he wrote when I was a kid. Of all the fantasy writers in this swords and sorcery genre, Howard remains my favorite. Something about his writing puts him head and shoulders above his peers, in my opinion.

The tales represented here are not Howard’s best work, perhaps, but very interesting all the s
This is actually the first Robert E. Howard story I've read, even though I'm a Conan fan -- strange, I know. I was confused at certain parts throughout the story, but by the end I was able to piece together the sum of everything. The way Robert is able to paint an image so vivid in my mind is just astonishing. From the very first paragraph I could visualize exactly where I was in his 'world.'

Looking forward to reading more of his work.
Another really fine collection of stories. Bran Mak Morn is probably my favorite Howard character on an individual basis. These stories show Howard at the height of his power.

Note: This book contains most of the same stories as in the Dell paperback called "Bran Mak Morn," with the exception of "The Night of the Wolf," which it doesn't include.
Wow! Short stories by REH, pulp at it's best. REH plays fast and loose with history but none of that matters when broadswords cleft helms and the rivers run red with your enemies blood!
Gary Colcombe
Superb fun - highly action packed! AS with all Howard's writing, you have to take his history with a pinch of salt but superb fun! :)
Superb fun - highly action packed! AS with all Howard's writing, you have to take his history with a pinch of salt but superb fun! :)
Nathan Langford
Very good guilty pleasure for 'hack and slash'. Howard had a gift for words and sometimes he could just draw you in.
Decent short read. Part fantasy, part horror.
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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."

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