The Sowers of the Thunder is a historical fiction short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, originally published in Oriental Stories, Winter 1932. It takes place in Outremer (the Crusader states) in the time of General Baibars and deals with the General’s friendly/adversarial relationship with Cahal Ruadh O’Donnell, an Irish Crusader with a troubled past cut in the Howardian mold. Both the Siege of Jerusalem (1244) and the Battle of La Forbie feature in the plot.
- Introduction (The Sowers of the Thunder) • essay by Roy G. Krenkel
- The Lion of Tiberias • non-genre • (1933) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
- The Sowers of the Thunder • non-genre • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
- Lord of Samarcand • non-genre • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
- The Shadow of the Vulture • non-genre • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
Art by Roy G. Krenkel
Four full page black and white illustrations.
Frontispiece – Full page color illustration.
Numerous black and white spot illustrations throughout the book.
Illustrated front and back endpapers.
There was a second printing in 1976.
The second printing’s dust jacket does not quite fit due to thicker pages.
The 1st edition had 2,509 copies printed.
The 2nd edition had 1250 copies printed.