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The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane (1998)

by Robert E. Howard

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    jseger9000: Both books deal with (sort of) Puritans fighting supernatural menaces.
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well obviously this is getting 5 stars! ( )
  solomonkane | Sep 19, 2012 |
fantasy, horror ( )
  todolson | Apr 11, 2011 |
Seven short stories available on Gutenberg Australia. First few are so-so but later concerning Kane in Africa fighting Zombie Vampires, Slavers and Harpies are superb. I was supervised by relative openness of Howard toward Africans, especially when you compare him to racist Lovecraft. Another surprising feature of these stories is relative "realism" of Kane Heroics. He is powerful warrior but he is no Conan. He needs help of others and a dose of luck to supplement his skills. Quite different from what I expected.
Savage Tales of Salomon Kane are really entertaining stories and Kane is a memorable hero. Definitely worth of time. ( )
  yarriofultramar | Feb 23, 2011 |
A book of short stories about Solomon Kane, Robert E Howard's Puritan avenging angel. Howard's prose is so visceral that he could make an IRA prospectus thrilling. Great book! ( )
  robsteiner | Aug 26, 2010 |
Please do not let this be your intro to REH. My main issue is the main character himself. Things happen to and around Solomon Kane unlike King Kull and Conan who make things happen. Think stalker version of Mr.Magoo with roid rage. A lot of people love him. I do not. Too bad because the writing is in ways better than average and the presentation in this edition is great with the huge amount of well done illustrations. . ( )
  Segapup | Jul 5, 2010 |
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This book is dedicated to Father Joseph A. Kelly "Nulla dies sine linear" Gary Gianni
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It has fallen upon me, now and again in my sojourns through the world, to ease various evil men of their lives.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345461509, Paperback)

With Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard created more than the greatest action hero of the twentieth century—he also launched a genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. But Conan wasn’t the first archetypal
adventurer to spring from Howard’s fertile imagination.

“He was . . . a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan. . . . A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things. . . . Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only one respect—he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane.”

Collected in this volume, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, are all of the stories and poems that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan, Solomon Kane. Together they constitute a sprawling epic of weird fantasy adventure that stretches from sixteenth-century England to remote African jungles where no white man has set foot. Here are shudder-inducing tales of vengeful ghosts and bloodthirsty demons, of dark sorceries wielded by evil men and women, all opposed by a grim avenger armed with a fanatic’s faith and a warrior’s savage heart.

This edition also features exclusive story fragments, a biography of Howard by scholar Rusty Burke, and “In Memoriam,” H. P. Lovecraft’s moving tribute to his friend and fellow literary genius.

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A complete collection of tales featuring the grim swordsman follows his adventures in such strange locales as a primordial city of haunted ruins and necromancy.

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