Swords of the North, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Celtic/Viking adventure stories. The book checks in at 540 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Aaron Miller and introduction by Rusty Burke. This volume marks the first publication of the fragment that begins with, “Between berserk battle rages,” which features Cormac Mac Art’s partner, Wulfhere Skull-splitter. It also collects for the first time in one volume all of the James Allison stories and fragments, both incomplete drafts of “The Temple of Abomination,” and other rarities.

Contents

  • vii • Night Falls on Asgard • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 3 • Niflheim • (1957) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 • The Frost King’s Daughter • (2011) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Gods of the North 1934)
  • 15 • The Valley of the Worm • [James Allison] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 37 • The Garden of Fear • [James Allison] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 53 • Marchers of Valhalla • [James Allison] • (1972) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 89 • “Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gaelach Buidhe Mar Or” • (1970) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 91 • The People of the Dark • (1932) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of People of the Dark)
  • 111 • An Echo from the Iron Harp • (1974) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 115 • Kings of the Night • [Bran Mak Morn] • (1930) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 151 • Swords of the Northern Sea • [Cormac Mac Art] • (1974) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 179 • The Night of the Wolf • [Cormac Mac Art] • (1969) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 205 • Delenda Est • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 213 • The Ballad of King Geraint • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 242 • The Song of the Last Briton • (1982) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 243 • Memories of Alfred • (1982) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 244 • Dreaming on Downs • (1929) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 245 • The Song of Horsa’s Galley • (1970) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 246 • Song Before Clontarf • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 247 • The Grey God Passes • [Turlogh O’Brien] • (1962) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 281 • The Dark Man • [Turlogh O’Brien] • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 307 • The Gods of Bal-Sagoth • [Turlogh O’Brien] • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 345 • The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 346 • Marching Song of Connacht • (1972) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 347 • The Skull in the Clouds • (1962) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 351 • The Ghost in the Doorway • (1969) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 355 • Black Michael’s Story • (2009) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 357 • Dermod’s Bane • (1967) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 363 • The Cairn on the Headland • (1933) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 383 • Black Harps in the Hills • (1976) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 387 • Brachan the Kelt • [James Allison] • (1981) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 395 • Genseric’s Son • (1977) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Genseric’s Son (Part 1 of 17))
  • 399 • The Guardian of the Idol • [James Allison] • (2003) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 403 • Akram the Mysterious • [James Allison] • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Tower of Time (fragment) 1998)
  • 415 • Tigers of the Sea • [Cormac Mac Art] • (1974) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 449 • The Temple of Abomination (Later Draft) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 459 • Untitled (“Between berserk battle rages…”) • (2014) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 463 • Untitled fragment (“The Dane came in with a rush…”) • (1975) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 467 • The Shadow of the Hun • non-genre • [Turlogh O’Brien] • (1975) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 487 • The King’s Service • (1976) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 505 • Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna? • (1969) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 506 • No More the Serpent Prow • (1971) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 507 • Untitled (“‘I’, said Chuchulain, ‘Was a man…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 508 • The Harp of Alfred • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 509 • Viking’s Vision • (1982) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 511 • Thor’s Son • (1969) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 512 • To Harry the Oliad Men • (1976) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 513 • The Isle of Hy-Brasil • (1982) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 515 • Heritage (“My people came from Munster and rugged Nevis-side…”) • (1968) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 516 • Singing Hemp • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 517 • The Return of the Sea-Farer • (1978) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 518 • Heritage (“Saxon blood in the veins of me…”) • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 519 • Viking’s Trail • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 520 • To a Friend • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 520 • Twilight on Stonehenge • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 521 • The House of Gael • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
Publisher : Robert E. Howard Foundation
Year : December 2014
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : xviii plus 521
Cover : Aaron Miller
Illustrations : None
Cover: Swords of the North by Aaron Miller

Notes

Edited by Rob Roehm
Limited edition of 200 numbered copies
‘First Printing’ on the copyright page.
Cover artist credited on rear jacket flap.

First appearance:
Untitled, “Between berserk battle rages”
Untitled, ” ‘I,’ said Cuchulain”

Cover: Swords of the North by Aaron Miller
Cover: Swords of the North by Aaron Miller

Swords of the North, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Celtic/Viking adventure stories. The book checks in at 540 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Aaron Miller and introduction by Rusty Burke. This volume marks the first publication of the fragment that begins with, “Between berserk battle rages,” which features Cormac Mac Art’s partner, Wulfhere Skull-splitter. It also collects for the first time in one volume all of the James Allison stories and fragments, both incomplete drafts of “The Temple of Abomination,” and other rarities.

Tags: Aaron Miller / Jim Keegan / Rob Roehm / Robert E. Howard / Rusty Burke