Bran Mak Morn: The Last King
In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors h...more
This is his foray into using "them" as the main character focus.
Again, Howard's gift for adventure comes to the fore and the only concern may be not getting blood splashed on your clothes from the page.
I liked this omnibus about as much as the Kull one I read at the beginning of the year but not as much as Solomon Kane and definitely not as much as Conan. My favorite story in it is Worms of the Earth, where Bran makes a deal with some Lovecraftian beasties.
I enjoyed it and I'm glad I read it but I wouldn't consider Bran an essential read for Howard fans.
This one is a story of an ancient race, one that has ruled entire Europe during the...more
Bran Mak Morn è uno dei personaggi più famosi usciti dalla penna di Howard e in questo libro vi sono raccolte le storie, uscite a suo tempo sulla rivista "Weird Tales", in cui viene almeno citato. Essendo Bran Mak Morn, nell'immaginario dello scrittore texano caposcuola di un certo modo di concepire il fantasy ritenuto agli antipodi di Tolkien, l'ultimo re dei pitti, i barbari per eccellenza fin dalla nascita dell'umanità, questi ultimi sono i veri protago...more
But the stories within are a mixed bag. "Worms of the Earth" was still my favorite, but "Kings...more
I will say of Howard that he creates mood very well. The dark and spat...more
The stories are reasonably good, but none of them I felt had the vitality of the Conan, Solomon Kane or even the Kull stories. These ones have a tendency of going off on a tangent and re-telling pretty much the same story of the Picts as a race in the middle of something else happening. The action is only sometimes on par with Conan, but the "historical" setting is a nice change from Kull and the Cimmerian.
At any r...more
Bran was interesting, telling me stories about the shadow warriors of Scotland, known as Picts, and they were great stories.
I love REH's writing, total pulp, but what's wrong with that, it opened doors for me, made me look into history to see where RE...more
Just found out that Karl Edward Wagner wrote a Bran Mak Morn novel. I'm gonna have to track that one down.
The Bell of Morni
The Whell Turns
Bran Mak Morn: A Play
Bran Mak Morn
Men of the Shadows
Kings of the Night
Worms of the Earth
Untitled (A gray sky arched ...)
A Song of the Race (poem)
The Dark Man
The Lost Race
The Little People
The Drums of Pictdom (poem)
The Children of the Night
He is well known for having created — in the p...more