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The Sowers of the Thunder by Robert E. Howard
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Oct 23, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: action, fantasy, sword-sorcery, 1paper, historical, 2fiction, 3short-stories

This is the first edition I bought new & it is now falling apart. The same 4 excellent historical, sword swinging stories as other editions & some excellent pen & ink artwork that was very distracting. I almost took off a star for it. I LIKE it, but I don't like where it was placed. All too often it's in the middle of sentences so that there is a word or two on either side. Other pictures were big enough that one margin would have a single word per line running down the side. Yuck!!!

The four stories are:
"The Lion of Tiberias"
"The Sowers of the Thunder"
"Lord of Samarcand"
"The Shadow of the Vulture" has Red Sonya in it. It's the only original Howard story I've read featuring her that I can think of.

All the stories feature famous figures in turbulent historical times & feature heroic deeds. No sorcery or fantastic elements, unless you count their prowess & endurance. Some of his best stories ever.

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