Skulls in the Stars

Skulls in the Stars AVENGER OF EVILHe Was A Puritan, Who Flinched Not From The Gates Of Hell Tall, Gaunt, Hollow Eyed In His Opposition To The Forces Of Darkness, He Defied The Devil Himself Kane, Cold, Steely Nerved Duelist, Snatched His Long Rapier From Its Sheath And Thrust It Into The Heart Of Evil Ghoulish Laughter Follows Him Foul Horror Haunts His Way Kane, A Man Whose Blood Quickens With Adventure Kane, A Man Dangerous Than A Famished WolfContents The World Of Solomon Kane By J Ramsey Campbell Skulls In The Stars The Right Hand Of Doom Red Shadows Rattle Of Bones The Castle Of The Devil Completed By Ramsey Campbell The Moon Of Skulls The One Black Stain Poem Blades Of The Brotherhood

Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction Howard wrote over three hundred stories and seven hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror He is well known for having created in the p

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  • Paperback
  • 173 pages
  • Skulls in the Stars
  • Robert E. Howard
  • English
  • 27 May 2018
  • 9780553120318

10 thoughts on “Skulls in the Stars

  1. says:

    This was a re read of one of my favourite Solomon Kane stories.

  2. says:

    Published in Weird Tales in 1929, this story is perhaps to be taken as a sister piece to Rattle of Bones also published that year and reviewed by us elsewhere.Howard published seven such stories, set in seventeenth century Africa and Europe, in Weird Tales between 1928 and 1932 with others appearing in collections long after his death.In essence, it is another story of occult vengeance made interesting by the character of Kane whose puritan sense of justice adds horror to the horror in his judgement on the malefactor amidst the approval of villagers who have suffered too long.The atmosphere of the story is well drawn even if we are well within the expectations of lurid pulp horror while there is a Lovecraftian element to the nature of the ghost beast that seeks peace through the death of its tormentor in life.

  3. says:

    Skulls in the Stars has emotional depth than Red Shadows What begins as a simple battle between warrior and evil spirit takes a tragic turn of brotherly betrayal The spirit has no control over its actions, it is restless and vengeful because it was betrayed and killed by someone it loved Our hero avenges the spirit and gives it the proper rest it deserves.Short and sweet.

  4. says:

    There are some excellent stories in here, and a poem thrown in for good measure.Solomon Kane is my favourite Robert E Howard hero, possibly because he s English so I readily identified with him when I first encountered him in graphic form as a back up feature in the UK reprint comic Savage Sword of Conan As well as being English he was also dour and grim, which appealed to my pre early teen moodiness, and probably appeals now to my middle age grumpiness The action in these tales of the Puritan avenger swings from the mist shrouded moors of Devonshire, to the benighted forests of France and Germany, on to the jungles of Africa and then the Spanish Main Ghosts, revenant wizards, psychotic Barons, decadent Atlantean Queens and savage pirates, all fall before Kane s muskets and rapier.My favourite story here is Blades of the Brotherhood which sees Kane back in England, after a trail of years, tracking down the pirate captain, Jonas Hardraker, the Fishhawk, to wreak bloody vengeance against him Kane is outnumbered, but never outclassed Stirring stuff.

  5. says:

    My first time reading Solomon Kane and i loved it I ve read many Conan stories and i must say Solomon is a great character, if not one of my favourites He is a grim and dour man, a puritan with a strong faith, a swordsman wielding pistols, vanquishes evil in all its forms and has a warriors savage heart Howard is victorious yet again

  6. says:

    Skulls in the Stars has emotional depth than Red Shadows What begins as a simple battle between warrior and evil spirit takes a tragic turn of brotherly betrayal The spirit has no control over its actions, it is restless and vengeful because it was betrayed and killed by someone it loved Our hero avenges the spirit and gives it the proper rest it deserves.Short and sweet.

  7. says:

    Goodreads has no listing for Robert E Howard Vol III Solomon Kane, published in 1995, but it s edited and finished by Ramsey Campbell, which makes this book the closest thing to what I m reading.Campbell s introduction is informative and fascinating, and it s interesting to see which stories were simply fragments before being completed by him It s interesting that one such collaboration was The Castle of the Devil, when Campbell s name appears nowhere on Dark Horse s comic adaptation of this tale, written for the format by Allie Guevera.I really enjoy Howard s prose, despite a few spelling errors Howard wrote most of his stories at a very young age dying at 30 years old , and did not have the most productive education, so I suppose I should have expected some errors Still, the stories were suspenseful and had me at the edge of my seat I look forward to reading by the author.

  8. says:

    This was better than the other book I read by Robert E Howard Someone once said that all his main characters were the same, and I can kind of see that I swung back and forth between 3 and 5 stars on this book, and went with three in the end just because his writing is so childish But his stories are so so so good, and if you re a fan of over the top dramatic writing, like I am, these stories are a sheer joy to read I could quote forever out of this book to show how awesome it is, but it s on the other side of the room now and I don t want to go over there to get it Super highly recommended if you like this kind of thing.

  9. says:

    Robert E Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E Howard s stories I am a purist when it comes to a writers works I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period Don t read this book unless you just can t find any others of Howard s unedited books to read Message me if you need a list of what is good from this awesome fantasy and action writer.

  10. says:

    One of my favorite Howard characters I like him better than Conan under many circumstances He s a conflicted character Excellent action and adventure, with some truly horrific elements as well.Merged review Solomon Kane was one of the earliest of Robert E Howard s characters and is one of the most unique He s very different from Conan or Kull, or even from El Borak and his crusaders and middle eastern adventurers.

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