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The Tower of the Elephant

THE TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. Set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, it concerns Conan infiltrating a perilous tower to steal a fabled gem from an evil sorcerer named Yara. Its unique insights into the Hyborian world and atypical science fiction elements have led the story to be considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

Son of the White Wolf

“Son of the White Wolf” is an El Borak short story by Howard. It was originally published in the December 1936 issue of the pulp magazine Thrilling Adventures.

El Borak is a contemporary of T.E. Lawrence, and Lawrence is mentioned several times in the story “Son of the White Wolf,” setting this tale firmly during World War I. Gordon is well-known to the Arabs; the name El Borak is used to striking fear into the hearts of children.

The Shadow of the Vulture

“The Shadow of the Vulture” is a short story by Howard, first published in The Magic Carpet Magazine, in January 1934. The story introduces the character of Red Sonya of Rogatino, who later became the inspiration for the popular character Red Sonja, the archetype of the chainmail-bikini-clad female warrior.

The Shadow in the Well

“The Shadow in the Well” is an unfinished draft by Robert E. Howard, portraying the high-seas adventures and treacheries of a pirate crew led by the formidable John Groshawk. Set on an eerie, secluded island, this draft captures the essence of pirate folklore mixed with elements of dark magic and mystery.

The Night of the Wolf

The Night of the Wolf. Unpublished during Howard’s lifetime. This is one of a handful of short stories Howard wrote about yet another in his large clan of ferocious Irish warriors. Cormac Mac Art is an outlawed Gael, a pirate, and a Reiver. He is very similar to Turlogh O’Brien.

The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard Volume Three

Robert E. Howard wrote poetry. He wrote it first in life, last in life, and throughout life. Howard completed around 300 stories for commercial sale and worked on 300 more. But he wrote over 700 poems, virtually none of them meant for commercial markets. His first publication outside of school was his poem “The Sea”, published in a local paper. His famous “All fled, all done…” couplet, borrowed from Viola Garvin, was allegedly the last words he typed. And in between, poetry gushed from him.

This third volume of a three-volume set collects the rest of all of Howard’s known poetry.

“So Far the Poet” and Other Writings

This collection was envisioned as a catch-all: Tevis Clyde Smith for the Robert E. Howard fan and scholar. It contains all of the known pieces that Smith wrote about Howard, contributed to Howard fan publications, or co-authored with Howard. It also contains many of the pieces Smith wrote while Howard was still alive: items from The Tattler, The Junto, and other publications, as well as the few, never-before published letters from Smith to Howard.