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.
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.