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The Fire of Asshurbanipal

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 1936 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Fire of Asshurbanipal' is one of Howard's stories that feature in the Cthulhu Mysthos. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howar ...more
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Jan 15, 2016 Jay Ant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythos, horror
Hankering for an Indiana Jones-type Cthulhu Mythos adventure.? Admirable structure with minimal fluff. I suppose this is his final mythos tale after: "The Black Stone," and "The Children of the Night." This tale is more direct than the, "Black Stone." If the British had a magazine rating show, I'm sure this would be, "Top of the Pulps." description
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Tras una larga búsqueda por el Golfo Pérsico (y con una banda de beduinos acechándoles), el buscavidas Steve Clarney junto al agfano Yarn Alí logran dar con la mítica Ciudad del Mal, donde esperan obtener una milenaria joya. Como suele darse en estos casos, tardarán poco en descubrir que ciertas cosas deben mantener su descanso.

La astucia narrativa de Robert E. Howard no se limitó a sus populares relatos de Espada y Brujería, como demuestra en este relato cuyas innegables raíces Pulp (y leves c
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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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