In a jungle empire ruled by the vampire queen of the undead, Solomon Kane, a justice-seeking knight, is compelled by forces he cannot understand to defeat the evil powers of the city he protects at any cost.
The original stories, as done by Howard are classic and they hold up well today. One should keep in mind when Howard was writing about the past, his narritive voice slipped back in time as well. He approximates how people really thought back then. Also, consider that this was long before political correctness, and there was no such thing as "African-American" as a term. Howard tended to use the expression "black" which was thankfully better than a lot of writers and pulp-writers of that day.Read more ›
Armed with a sword, musket, and pistols, Kane is the single most obsessive character Howard created. A man of Puritan ideals who has no qualm about dealing out God's justice. He tracks pirates from Europe to Africa to avenge crimes they committed.
Great stories here, although a few were finished long after Howard's death. Among my favorites are "Wings in the Night" about a race of winged demon-like creatures attacking an African Village.
Howard was a racist, no doubt about it so you need to know this and not be offended and remember that these stories were written back in the 1930's.