Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures

Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures

Robert E. Howard

language: English

Publisher: Del Rey

Publishing date: Jan 25, 2011

Words: 228858
Pages: 919

Description:

The immortal legacy of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Cimmerian, continues with this latest compendium of Howard’s fiction and poetry. These adventures, set in medieval-era Europe and the Near East, are among the most gripping Howard ever wrote, full of pageantry, romance, and battle scenes worthy of Tolstoy himself. Most of all, they feature some of Howard’s most unusual and memorable characters, including Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a half-Irish, half-Norman man of war who follows Richard the Lion-hearted to twelfth-century Palestine—or, as it was known to the Crusaders, Outremer; Diego de Guzman, a Spaniard who visits Cairo in the guise of a Muslim on a mission of revenge; and the legendary sword woman Dark Agnès, who, faced with an arranged marriage to a brutal husband in sixteenth-century France, cuts the ceremony short with a dagger thrust and flees to forge a new identity on the battlefield. Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Watkiss and featuring miscellanea, informative essays, and a fascinating introduction by acclaimed historical author Scott Oden, *Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures* is a must-have for every fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a career spanning just twelve years, won a place in the pantheon of great American writers. *From the Trade Paperback edition.* ** ### Review "There's no denying [Howard's] ability to craft epic tales with memorable characters in well-researched, colorful surroundings, including some of history's most volatile periods.  An excellent essay by Howard Andrew Jones help put these stories and Howard's career in perspective." --*Publishers Weekly* “[Behind Howard’s stories] lurks a dark poetry and the timeless truth of dreams.”—Robert Bloch “The voice of Robert E. Howard still resonates after decades with readers—equal parts ringing steel, thunderous horse hooves, and spattered blood.”—Eric S. Nylund, author of *Halo: The Fall of Reach * “Howard had a gritty, vibrant style—broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.”—David Gemmell, author of *Legend *and* Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow * *From the Trade Paperback edition.* ### About the Author Robert E. Howard (1906 1936), an American pulp fiction writer who is best known as the creator of Conan, wrote a huge number of stories in a variety of genres, including fantasy, westerns, horror, and even boxing stories.