The story was rejected by Soldiers of Fortune circa March 1932 and never published during Howard’s lifetime.

In “The Road of Azrael,” the Turkish warrior, Kosru Malik, recounts his adventure with the Frankish knight, Sir Eric de Cogan. The knight has ventured into the dangerous lands beyond the Crusader states in search of his kidnapped beloved, Ettaire.

The Cross Plains Library has one original draft of this story and a retyped draft by the Otis Adelbert Kline Agency.

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