I examined the dagger with much interest. A more murderous weapon I have never seen. The blade was perhaps nineteen inches in length, double-edged, and sharp as a razor. It was broad at the haft, tapering to a diamond point. The guard and pommel were of silver, the hilt covered with a substance somewhat like shagreen. The blade was indisputably steel, but of a quality I had never before encountered. The whole was a triumph of the weapon-maker's art, and seemed to indicate a high order of culture.
From my admiration of my newly acquired weapon, I turned again to my victim, who was beginning to show signs of returning consciousness. Instinct caused me to sweep the grasslands, and in the distance, to the south, I saw a group of figures moving toward me. They were surely men, and armed men. I caught the flash of the sunlig
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Nevertheless, I love this book. It is a rich, invigorating read jam-packed with larger-than-life heroes and roaring good times. The fight scenes are visceral and energetic. The good guys are simple and solid -- the bad guys are demonic, whimsical and sadistic.
The plot is very straight forward. My favorite part is where hero Esau Cain is inducted into the Gura tribe by means of a huge, 500-man shouting match that lasts 12 hours.
Highly recommended. Buy this book if you get the chance because it is hard to find.
Good for 15 year old's and a fun read for any pulp fan.