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5.0 out of 5 stars
Compelling, and brutal classic adventure, 25 Oct. 2012
Howard's Conan stories stand out today from the countless tawdry imitators through the sheer bloody-minded
conviction and authenticity which he brings to the savage world he created. The vivid, visceral style of the prose simply leaps off the pages and demands that the reader visualise every detail as described by Howard. Each story is a self-contained
rip-roaring adventure in its own right but collectively they form a mosaic detailing an extraordinarily well thought-out
world with its own mythos not unlike the one created by his friend and contemporary H.P. Lovecraft.
This handsome hardback volume features elegantly simple presentation with sparse, effective illustration by renowned fantasy artist Les Edwards.