Robert E. Howard, to me is the best writer of all time! I wish he could have lived longer than 30 years. He lived from 1906-1936 and spent the last few years of his life in Cross Plains, TX.
Excerpt from back of book reads as follows: From Robert E. Howard's fertile imagination sprang some of fiction's greatest heroes, including Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull,and Solomon Kane. But of all Howard's cahracters, none embodied his creator's brooding termperament more than Bran Mak Morn, the last king of a doomed race.
In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism..all save one, Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline remains unbroken. Threatened by the Celts and the Romans, the Pictish tribes rally lunder his banner to fight for their very survival, while Bran fights to restore the glory of his race.
Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this collection gathers together all of Howard's published stories and poems featuring Bran Mak Morn--including the eerie masterpiece "Worms of the Earth" and "Kings of the Night," in which sorcery summons Kull the conqueror from out of the depths of time to stand with Bran against the Roman invaders. Also included are previously unpublished stories and fragments, reproductions of manuscripts bearing Howard's handwritten revisions, and much, much more.
SPECIAL BONUS - A newly discovered adventure by Howard, presented here for the very first time.
"Howard was a true storyteller--one of the first, and certainly among the best, you'll find in heroic fantasy. If you've never read him before, you're in for a real treat."
--Charles De Lint, award-winning author of Forests of the Heart.
Other books to read are: The Whole Wide World by Novalyne Price girlfriend of REH during the last few years of his life - 1906-1936 which was made into a movie and on DVD starring Renee Zellweger and Vincent D'Onofrio as REH, Blood & Thunder, The Life & Art of REH by Mark Finn, The Last of the Trunk by Paul Herman, and The Black Stranger & Other American Tales which has the scariest story ever - Pigeons from Hell - It's scarier and creepier than Poe and Hitchcock; Don't read it with all of the lights on and if you hear a whistle run like heck. Enjoy!