Collected in this volume, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, are all of the stories and poems that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan, Solomon Kane. Together they constitute a sprawling epic of weird fantasy adventure that stretches from sixteenth-century England to remote African jungles where no white man has set foot. Here are shudder-inducing tales of vengeful ghosts and bloodthirsty demons, of dark sorceries wielded by evil men and women, all opposed by a grim avenger armed with a fanatic’s faith and a warrior’s savage heart.

This edition also features exclusive story fragments, a biography of Howard by scholar Rusty Burke, and “In Memoriam,” H. P. Lovecraft’s moving tribute to his friend and fellow literary genius.

Contents

  •  The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane • (1998) • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • xi • Foreword (The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane) • (1998) • essay by Gary Gianni
  • xiii • In Memoriam: Robert Ervin Howard • (1936) • essay by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 1 • Skulls in the Stars • [Solomon Kane] • (1929) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 19 • The Right Hand of Doom • [Solomon Kane] • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 29 • Red Shadows • [Solomon Kane] • (1928) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 73 • Rattle of Bones • [Solomon Kane] • (1929) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 85 • The Castle of the Devil • [Solomon Kane] • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 93 • Death’s Black Riders • [Solomon Kane] • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 97 • The Moon of Skulls • [Solomon Kane] • (1930) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 171 • The One Black Stain • [Solomon Kane] • (1962) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 177 • The Blue Flame of Vengeance • [Solomon Kane] • (1968) • novelette by Robert E. Howard (variant of Blades of the Brotherhood)
  • 223 • The Hills of the Dead • [Solomon Kane] • (1930) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 255 • Hawk of Basti • [Solomon Kane] • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 269 • The Return of Sir Richard Grenville • (1968) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 273 • Wings in the Night • [Solomon Kane] • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 323 • The Footfalls Within • [Solomon Kane] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 347 • The Children of Asshur • [Solomon Kane] • (1968) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 379 • Solomon Kane’s Homecoming • [Solomon Kane] • (1936) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 385 • Solomon Kane’s Homecoming (Variant) • [Solomon Kane] • (1971) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 393 • A Short Biography of Robert E. Howard • (1998) • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 407 • Gary Gianni • (1998) • essay by uncredited
  • 409 • Notes on the Original Howard Text (The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane) • (1998) • essay by uncredited

Notes

Edited by Rusty Burke
Design by Marcelo Anciano
Typography by Stuart Williams
Edited by Rusty Burke.
Stated First American Edition.
Full number line on copyright page indicates first printing.

The stories that appeared in WEIRD TALES were checked against their original magazine appearance.
The whereabouts of the typescripts for these stories is unknown and they were presumed lost.
Other stories were checked against Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.
The Gianni color illustrations from the Wandering Star edition are reproduced in black and white.

Publisher: Ballantine Books – Del Rey
Year : July 2004
Book No. : 0345461509
Edition : 1st
Format : Trade paperback
Pages : 432
Cover : Gary Gianni
Illustrations : Gary Gianni

Collected in this volume, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, are all of the stories and poems that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan, Solomon Kane. Together they constitute a sprawling epic of weird fantasy adventure that stretches from sixteenth-century England to remote African jungles where no white man has set foot. Here are shudder-inducing tales of vengeful ghosts and bloodthirsty demons, of dark sorceries wielded by evil men and women, all opposed by a grim avenger armed with a fanatic’s faith and a warrior’s savage heart.

Tags: Gary Gianni / H. P. Lovecraft / Marcelo Anciano / Robert E. Howard / Rusty Burke / Solomon Kane