Almuric

Almuric

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Almuric by Robert E. Howard

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1939

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236

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Almuric

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An interplanetary epic of sword and sorcery. First published in Weird Tales, May-Aug. 1939 (copyright unrenewed).

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versary of his single garment, belt and weapon, and transferred them to my own frame. This done, I felt some slight renewal of confidence. At least I was partly clothed and armed.

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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A fantastic tale for a good short read. Hard to believe this was written almost 70 years ago. Great imagery and Howard's energetic storytelling helps you imagine him shouting out the text as he typed it.
Besides agreeing wholeheartedly with C. Alan Loewen
(DOES knaw at your leg =) ) the book places you wonderfully in Almuric, with just enough description to help you picture it, mostly because there's always some critter charging so descriptions don't get overly long.
Howard is one of the classics in heroic fantasy and this is one of his best; well written, balanced and constantly entertaining.
Almuric is the ultimate he-man pulp from Robert Howard in a tale so laden with testosterone that you don't read the story as much as it jumps off the page and gnaws on your leg for awhile.

Esau Cairn is a man who makes Conan the Barbarian look like a pantywaist. Escaping from a charge of murder, Esau finds a scientist who sends him on a one-way trip to a far-flung and primitive planet.

Much blood, gore, and grunting ensues.
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