Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this collection gathers together all of Howard’s published stories and poems featuring Bran Mak Morn–including the eerie masterpiece “Worms of the Earth” and “Kings of the Night,” in which sorcery summons Kull the conqueror from out of the depths of time to stand with Bran against the Roman invaders.

Also included are previously unpublished stories and fragments, reproductions of manuscripts bearing Howard’s handwritten revisions, and much, much more.

The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.

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Contents

  •  Bran Mak Morn: The Last King • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • A39 • Notes on the Original Howard Texts (Bran Mak Morn: The Last King) • essay by uncredited
  • A1 • Robert E. Howard and the Picts: A Chronology • essay by uncredited
  • A21 • Robert E. Howard, Bran Mak Morn and the Picts • essay by Rusty Burke and Patrice Louinet
  • i • Foreword (Bran Mak Morn: The Last King) • essay by Gary Gianni
  • iii • Introduction (Bran Mak Morn: The Last King) • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 1 • Men of the Shadows • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1969) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 31 • Kings of the Night • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1930) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 77 • A Song of the Race • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1969) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 83 • Worms of the Earth • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 129 • The Dark Man • [Turlogh O’Brien] • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 167 • The Lost Race • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 187 • The Drums of Pictdom • (1969) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 193 • Notes on Miscellanea (Bran Mak Morn: The Last King) • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 197 • The Little People • (1970) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 207 • The Little People—Typescript • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 215 • The Children of the Night • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 233 • Bran Mak Morn • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1983) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 237 • Bran Mak Morn—Manuscript • [Bran Mak Morn] • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 243 • Untitled Synopsis (“The story of a forgotten age…) • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Bran Mak Morn (synopsis))
  • 247 • Worms of the Earth—Draft • [Bran Mak Morn] • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 277 • Untitled fragment (“A grey sky arched over…”) • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1969) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 283 • Untitled poem (“There’s a bell that hang’s…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Bell of Morni)

Notes

Edited by Rusty Burke
Design by Marcelo Anciano
Typography by Stuart Williams

The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original manuscripts and typescripts or the first published appearance if a manuscript or typescript was unavailable.

Trade Edition: Featuring 12 color oils and 45 ink illustrations.

Limited Edition: Signed and numbered by the artist, this book comes complete with gilt edging, a gorgeous slipcase cover with embossed plate, and an additional signed limited color painting on the inside cover. Also included with the book is a compact disc containing an unabridged dramatization of Howard’s story, “The Worms of the Earth,” read by former members of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company and accompanied by original music. Limited to 850 copies.

Leatherbound Edition: Includes everything found in the Limited Edition, plus both the book and slipcase are bound in beautiful leather. Limited to only 50 copies.

Three poems are included as untitled verse in “Men of the Shadows”:
“Chant of the White Beard”
“Rune”
“Song of the Pict”

Publisher: Wandering Star
Year : 2001
Book No. : 0953425347 (Trade Edition) 0953425355 (Limited Edition) 0953425363 (Leatherbound Edition)
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 360
Cover : Gary Gianni
Illustrations : Gary Gianni
Slipcase
Book cover

Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this collection gathers together all of Howard’s published stories and poems featuring Bran Mak Morn–including the eerie masterpiece “Worms of the Earth” and “Kings of the Night,” in which sorcery summons Kull the conqueror from out of the depths of time to stand with Bran against the Roman invaders.

Also included are previously unpublished stories and fragments, reproductions of manuscripts bearing Howard’s handwritten revisions, and much, much more.

The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.

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