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97 short stories and novellas DRM free, active table of contents for easy navigation. Conan 1 Gods of the North Queen of the Black Coast Shadows in the Moonlight A Witch Shall be Born 5 Shadows in Zamboula The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle The Pool of the Black One Red Nails 10 Jewels of Gwahlur Beyond the Black River The Hour of the Dragon The Hyborian Age Boxing 1 Alleys 97 short stories and novellas DRM free, active table of contents for easy navigation. Conan 1 Gods of the North Queen of the Black Coast Shadows in the Moonlight A Witch Shall be Born 5 Shadows in Zamboula The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle The Pool of the Black One Red Nails 10 Jewels of Gwahlur Beyond the Black River The Hour of the Dragon The Hyborian Age Boxing 1 Alleys of Peril Blow the Chinks Down! Breed of Battle Champ of the Forecastle 5 Circus Fists Cupid vs. Pollux Dark Shanghai Fist and Fang General Ironfist 10 Night of Battle Sailors' Grudge Sluggers on the Beach Texas Fists The Bull Dog Breed 15 The Iron Man The Pit of the Serpent The Sign of the Snake The Slugger’s Game The TNT Punch 20 Vikings of the Gloves Waterfront Fists Winner Take All Alleys of Darkness Apparition in the Prize Ring Detectives 1 Graveyard Rats Fangs of Gold Names in the Black Book Skull-Face 5 The Tomb's Secret Fantasies 1 Almuric The Treasures of Tartary The Voice of El-Lil The Valley of the Worm Kull 1 The Shadow Kingdom The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune Bran Mak Morn 1 The Lost Race Worms of the Earth Cormac Fitzgeoffrey 1 Hawks of Outremer The Blood of Belshazzar El Borak 1 Hawk of the Hills The Daughter of Erlik Khan Wild Bill Clanton 1 She Devil The Purple Heart of Erlik Historicals 1 Lord of Samarcand Gates of Empire The Lion of Tiberias The Shadow of the Vulture 5 The Sowers of the Thunder Horror 1 People of the Dark Black Canaan Moon of Zambebwei Black Talons 5 Black Vulmea's Revenge The Cairn on the Headland The Fearsome Touch of Death The Haunter of the Ring The Hyena 10 The Fire of Asshurbanipal Pigeons from Hell Solomon Kane 1 Solomon Kane Skulls in the Stars The Moon of Skulls Wings in the Night 5 Rattle of Bones Westerns 1 A Gent from Bear Creek Cupid from Bear Creek Evil Deeds at Red Cougar Guns of the Mountains 5 High Horse Rampage No Cowherders Wanted Pilgrims to the Pecos Pistol Politics Sharp's Gun Serenade 10 Texas John Alden The Apache Mountain War The Conquerin' Hero of the Humbolts The Feud Buster The Haunted Mountain 15 The Riot at Cougar Paw The Road to Bear Creek The Scalp Hunter War on Bear Creek The Vultures of Whapeton 20 While Smoke Rolled


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97 short stories and novellas DRM free, active table of contents for easy navigation. Conan 1 Gods of the North Queen of the Black Coast Shadows in the Moonlight A Witch Shall be Born 5 Shadows in Zamboula The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle The Pool of the Black One Red Nails 10 Jewels of Gwahlur Beyond the Black River The Hour of the Dragon The Hyborian Age Boxing 1 Alleys 97 short stories and novellas DRM free, active table of contents for easy navigation. Conan 1 Gods of the North Queen of the Black Coast Shadows in the Moonlight A Witch Shall be Born 5 Shadows in Zamboula The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle The Pool of the Black One Red Nails 10 Jewels of Gwahlur Beyond the Black River The Hour of the Dragon The Hyborian Age Boxing 1 Alleys of Peril Blow the Chinks Down! Breed of Battle Champ of the Forecastle 5 Circus Fists Cupid vs. Pollux Dark Shanghai Fist and Fang General Ironfist 10 Night of Battle Sailors' Grudge Sluggers on the Beach Texas Fists The Bull Dog Breed 15 The Iron Man The Pit of the Serpent The Sign of the Snake The Slugger’s Game The TNT Punch 20 Vikings of the Gloves Waterfront Fists Winner Take All Alleys of Darkness Apparition in the Prize Ring Detectives 1 Graveyard Rats Fangs of Gold Names in the Black Book Skull-Face 5 The Tomb's Secret Fantasies 1 Almuric The Treasures of Tartary The Voice of El-Lil The Valley of the Worm Kull 1 The Shadow Kingdom The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune Bran Mak Morn 1 The Lost Race Worms of the Earth Cormac Fitzgeoffrey 1 Hawks of Outremer The Blood of Belshazzar El Borak 1 Hawk of the Hills The Daughter of Erlik Khan Wild Bill Clanton 1 She Devil The Purple Heart of Erlik Historicals 1 Lord of Samarcand Gates of Empire The Lion of Tiberias The Shadow of the Vulture 5 The Sowers of the Thunder Horror 1 People of the Dark Black Canaan Moon of Zambebwei Black Talons 5 Black Vulmea's Revenge The Cairn on the Headland The Fearsome Touch of Death The Haunter of the Ring The Hyena 10 The Fire of Asshurbanipal Pigeons from Hell Solomon Kane 1 Solomon Kane Skulls in the Stars The Moon of Skulls Wings in the Night 5 Rattle of Bones Westerns 1 A Gent from Bear Creek Cupid from Bear Creek Evil Deeds at Red Cougar Guns of the Mountains 5 High Horse Rampage No Cowherders Wanted Pilgrims to the Pecos Pistol Politics Sharp's Gun Serenade 10 Texas John Alden The Apache Mountain War The Conquerin' Hero of the Humbolts The Feud Buster The Haunted Mountain 15 The Riot at Cougar Paw The Road to Bear Creek The Scalp Hunter War on Bear Creek The Vultures of Whapeton 20 While Smoke Rolled

30 review for The Robert E. Howard Omnibus: 99 Collected Stories (Halcyon Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    I'll probably keep chipping away at this collection for a while longer, or until Howard's style gets too irritating for me to continue reading, so this is mostly a review of the Conan stories which make up the first section of the collection. I was somewhat surprised to discover that Arnie actually did a pretty decent job at portraying Conan - he really is a bit of misogynistic, two-dimensional thug. I was sort of hoping to be pleasantly surprised and find Conan using his charm and smarts to over I'll probably keep chipping away at this collection for a while longer, or until Howard's style gets too irritating for me to continue reading, so this is mostly a review of the Conan stories which make up the first section of the collection. I was somewhat surprised to discover that Arnie actually did a pretty decent job at portraying Conan - he really is a bit of misogynistic, two-dimensional thug. I was sort of hoping to be pleasantly surprised and find Conan using his charm and smarts to overcome challenges, but in the stories I've read so far, his typical solution to a problem is to beat the crap out of it with his broadsword. And Howard's writing isn't exactly great either. Let's just say there's rippling biceps and heaving bosoms aplenty. Howard only know how to color his stories one way: neon purple. And yet, despite the poor characterization, the thinly veiled racism and chauvinism, and the purple prose, I've found the Conan stories pretty enjoyable. Maybe it's a guilty pleasure thing? Or maybe it's that the stories/plots are actually pretty good. They're certainly not like the sub-tolkien fantasy that seems to dominate a lot of the genre (or did, back when I actually read a lot of fantasy). There's no quest for magical artifacts, or anything like that. And Conan's motivation for getting mixed up in the various adventures are certainly not heroic - he's either in it for the money, or just for the heck of it, cos he fancies a bit of a rumble. Many of the plots had a Lovecraftian feel to them, with Conan stumbling across forgotten civilizations of weird cults. By no means is Howard a great writer, or Conan a wonderfully realized character, but I can see how he's been quite influential on the fantasy genre, if only as a bit of an antidote to the black and white Tolkienesque fantasy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bill Potter

    No spoiler alert here. Conan the Cimmerian fight bad guy and win. Conan fight wizard and win. Conan get buxom wench and win. Story-wise there is no spoiler here, but the Conan character is far more complex than the movies and comic books portray. He is multilingual, can read, and understand rudimentary math. I recently began reading Robert E. Howard’s stories after having stumbled upon an omnibus of them a couple of months ago at a yard sale. The Omnibus gave a brief overview of Howard’s short l No spoiler alert here. Conan the Cimmerian fight bad guy and win. Conan fight wizard and win. Conan get buxom wench and win. Story-wise there is no spoiler here, but the Conan character is far more complex than the movies and comic books portray. He is multilingual, can read, and understand rudimentary math. I recently began reading Robert E. Howard’s stories after having stumbled upon an omnibus of them a couple of months ago at a yard sale. The Omnibus gave a brief overview of Howard’s short life (he killed himself at age 30) as well an exposure to characters other the Cimmerian. Often considered the father of fantasy by some, Conan books are the second-best selling fantasy line behind only J. R. R. Tolkien’s middle earth adventures. The stories are simple good versus evil modality with a soiled enthusiastic hero embracing a quest of his own making. If there are any weaknesses in Howard’s stories, it is the sentence structure and some overly florid writing. Given the chance to use a small word, Howard goes to the large word. He overwrites. His use of pronouns is also confusing. It is not uncommon for Howard paragraphs to say something like Conan and Megzorda fought like lions until he raised his sword. What? Who raised his sword? You see that kind of thing, it can be confusing. Forgiving those two small distractions is easy given the quality of the adventures.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Adam Ross

    I only read this for the Conan and Solomon Kane stories. Generally quite good, classic pulp fantasy stuff. The Conan stories in particular are mostly external and despite the time we spend with the barbarian we never really seem to get to know him as a person. He's all brawn. The cliches of pulp "sword and sorcery" is also all over the place. There is no shortage of pale-skinned women in scanty clothing, all of whom Conan desires and often gets. They are almost infantile in their characterizatio I only read this for the Conan and Solomon Kane stories. Generally quite good, classic pulp fantasy stuff. The Conan stories in particular are mostly external and despite the time we spend with the barbarian we never really seem to get to know him as a person. He's all brawn. The cliches of pulp "sword and sorcery" is also all over the place. There is no shortage of pale-skinned women in scanty clothing, all of whom Conan desires and often gets. They are almost infantile in their characterization, with Conan mansplaining all over the place, setting them on his lap or knee for a good talking to, clutching at his chest when in danger, and generally being helpless nuisances. Even when Howard introduces a female warrior who takes no flack from anyone and dislikes being rescued by men, she cannot resist Conan's obvious charms and finds herself liking the fact that he treats her like a helpless princess all the time. Still, there is a lot of fun to be had amid all the misogyny and occasional suspicious racist remarks. It was the 1930s, after all.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kent McDaniel

    RECENTLY PICKED UP THE ROBERT E. HOWARD OMNIBUS: 97 COLLECTED STORIES from the Kindle bookstore FOR $1.99. It’s an excellent deal if you like Howard. It contains three full-length novels: The Hour of the Dragon, Almuric, and a Breckinridge Elkins novel. It also contains the Conan short novel Red Nails; in fact I believe it contains all the Conan stories. In addition, it contains five Solomon Kane stories, four King Kull stories, twenty-four boxing stories, twenty Breckingridge Elkins stories (we RECENTLY PICKED UP THE ROBERT E. HOWARD OMNIBUS: 97 COLLECTED STORIES from the Kindle bookstore FOR $1.99. It’s an excellent deal if you like Howard. It contains three full-length novels: The Hour of the Dragon, Almuric, and a Breckinridge Elkins novel. It also contains the Conan short novel Red Nails; in fact I believe it contains all the Conan stories. In addition, it contains five Solomon Kane stories, four King Kull stories, twenty-four boxing stories, twenty Breckingridge Elkins stories (westerns), and a wealth of other material. I’d only read Howard’s Conan stories and Almuric previously, and I’m enjoying his other stuff a lot, particularly the Breckinridge Elkins stories, which are surprisingly funny. From Halcyon, the book features an interactive table of contents and seems pretty much free from typos. What a deal.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    I have read a heap of these stories from Howard. Not all of them by any means, but there is enough repetition in plotline, that I feel I can speak with some authority. There are only eleven Conan stories here (why are more not included?) - the rest are mostly set historically, if not entirely realistically in our world. Howard's pulp stories do draw me in though with their relentless movement. I enjoy the stoic hero and the conflict against evil (give me Conan, Solomon Kane; not so much his box I have read a heap of these stories from Howard. Not all of them by any means, but there is enough repetition in plotline, that I feel I can speak with some authority. There are only eleven Conan stories here (why are more not included?) - the rest are mostly set historically, if not entirely realistically in our world. Howard's pulp stories do draw me in though with their relentless movement. I enjoy the stoic hero and the conflict against evil (give me Conan, Solomon Kane; not so much his boxers and pirates), if not the stereotyped pictures of women (either helpless, conniving, or passionately violent) and of most racial and ethnic groups throughout history (and pre-history).

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tom Cameron

    If you are going to call your collection an omnibus, you should think of including all of the stories that the person wrote. What is even more galling, there is no copy-write protection on any of the stories that are missing from this collection.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Greg Brown

    Conan the barbarian, King Kull, Bran Mak Morn, Soloman Kane... The list goes on. And they're all great. Conan the barbarian, King Kull, Bran Mak Morn, Soloman Kane... The list goes on. And they're all great.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mikko

    Great gritty stories.

  9. 5 out of 5

    David Stoneking

    I bought this to have access to all the books whenever... but I'm probably not going to read the whole thing. Still. I enjoy the books a lot in a retro throwback kind of way I bought this to have access to all the books whenever... but I'm probably not going to read the whole thing. Still. I enjoy the books a lot in a retro throwback kind of way

  10. 4 out of 5

    Luke

    Love REH.

  11. 5 out of 5

    David Scott

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fil

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  14. 4 out of 5

    LTC Lew E. Cureton

  15. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Erickson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Neil Ellis

  17. 5 out of 5

    James

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  19. 5 out of 5

    Eddy

  20. 5 out of 5

    Eric

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phil

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sean Fagan

  23. 5 out of 5

    Brian Lord

  24. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  25. 5 out of 5

    Matthew J

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mr. Andy

  27. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Zuckerman

  28. 4 out of 5

    rendragon99

  29. 4 out of 5

    vernon

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tener Griggs

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