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The Slithering Shadow Xuthal of the Dusk

Author : Robert E Howard
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The Slithering Shadow (also known as Xuthal of the Dusk) is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in the Weird Tales magazine. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan finding a lost city in a remote desert and encountering therein a Lovecraftian-esque demon known as Thog.

The Slithering Shadow

Author : Robert E Howard
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The desert shimmered in the heat waves. Conan the Cimmerian stared out over the achingdesolation and involuntarily drew the back of his powerful hand over his blackened lips. Hestood like a bronze image in the sand, apparently impervious to the murderous sun, thoughhis only garment was a silk loincloth, girdled by a wide gold-buckled belt from which hunga saber and a broad-bladed poniard. On his clean-cut limbs were evidences of scarcelyhealed wounds.At his feet rested a girl, one white arm clasping his knee, against which her blond headdrooped. Her white skin contrasted with his hard bronzed limbs; her short silken tunic, low-necked and sleeveless, girdled at the waist, emphasized rather than concealed herlithe figure.Conan shook his head, blinking. The sun's glare half blinded him. He lifted a small canteenfrom his belt and shook it, scowling at the faint splashing within.The girl moved wearily, whimpering."Oh, Conan, we shall die here! I am so thirsty!"The Cimmerian growled wordlessly, glaring truculently at the surrounding waste, withoutthrust jaw, and blue eyes smoldering savagely from under his black tousled mane, as ifthe desert were a tangible enemy.He stooped and put the canteen to the girl's lips."Drink till I tell you to stop, Natala," he commanded.She drank with little panting gasps, and he did not check her. Only when the canteen wasempty did she realize that he had deliberately allowed her to drink all their water supply, little enough that it was.Tears sprang to her eyes. "Oh, Conan," she wailed, wringing her hands, "why did you let medrink it all? I did not know-now there is none for you!""Hush," he growled. "Don't waste your strength in weeping."Straightening, he threw the canteen from him."Why did you do that?" she whispered.

The Slithering Shadow Illustrated

Author : Robert E. Howard
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In the short story "The Slithering Shadow", Conan is one of the few survivors of a huge battle. Surrounded, he escapes into the desert. On the verge of death, he finds an ancient city which hides a sinister foe.

The Slithering Shadow

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The desert shimmered in the heat waves. Conan the Cimmerian stared out over the aching desolation and involuntarily drew the back of his powerful hand over his blackened lips. He stood like a bronze image in the sand, apparently impervious to the murderous sun, though his only garment was a silk loin-cloth, girdled by a wide gold-buckled belt from which hung a saber and a broad-bladed poniard. On his clean-cut limbs were evidences of scarcely healed wounds.At his feet rested a girl, one white arm clasping his knee, against which her blond head drooped. Her white skin contrasted with his hard bronzed limbs; her short silken tunic, lownecked and sleeveless, girdled at the waist, emphasized rather than concealed her lithe figure.

The Slithering Shadow Illustrated

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The Slithering Shadow" is the original title, but the story is also known as "Xuthal of the Dusk" in further publications. It's set in the pseudo-historical Historian Age, and concerns Conan discovering a lost city in a remote desert while encountering a Lovecraft demon known as Thog.

The Slithering Shadow Annotated

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"The Slithering Shadow" is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in the September 1933 issue of Weird Tales magazine.

Serpio the Slithering Shadow

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Kensa the Sorceress seeks to overthrow Avantia and become a cruel ruler - and she has created six Evil Beasts to do her bidding. It's up to Tom and his faithful companions to defeat them!

Beast Quest 65 Serpio the Slithering Shadow

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Battle fearsome beasts and fight evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up. Kensa the Sorceress seeks to overthrow Avantia and become a cruel ruler - and she has created six Evil Beasts to do her bidding. It's up to Tom and his faithful companions to defeat them! There are SIX thrilling adventures to collect in the Beast Quest: The New Age series: Elko Lord of the Sea; Tarrok the Blood Spike; Brutus the Hound of Horror; Flaymar the Scorched Blaze; Serpio the Slithering Shadow; Tauron the Pounding Fury. If you like Beast Quest, check out Adam Blade's other series: Team Hero, Sea Quest and Beast Quest: New Blood!

The Greatest Works of Robert E Howard 300 Titles in One Edition

Author : Robert E. Howard
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Robert E. Howard: 300+ Titles in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Ervin Howard (1906 – 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian, a character whose cultural impact has been compared to such icons as Batman, Count Dracula, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Tarzan. Table of Contents: Fantasy Stories: 'Conan the Barbarian' Stories The 'Kull' Stories The 'Solomon Kane' Stories The 'Bran Mak Morn' Stories The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien' Stories The 'James Allison' Stories Other Fantasy Stories Boxing Stories: The 'Sailor Steve Costigan' Stories Other Boxing Stories Western Stories: The 'Breckinridge Elkins' Stories The 'Pike Bearfield' Stories The 'Buckner Jeopardy Grimes' Stories Other Western Stories Historical Stories: The 'El Borak' Stories The 'Cormac Fitzgeoffrey' Stories The 'Kirby O'Donnell' Stories The 'Black Vulmea' Stories The 'Helen Tavrel' Story Other Historical Stories Horror Stories: The 'John Kirowan' Stories The Faring Town Saga The 'De Montour' Stories The Weird West Stories Other Weird Menace Other Cthulhu Mythos Stories Other Horror Stories Detective Stories: The 'Steve Harrison' Stories Spicy Stories: The 'Wild Bill Clanton' Stories Poetry Essays and Articles Letters A Tribute Poem

The Valley of the Worm

Author : Robert E. Howard
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The fifth collection of Robert E. Howard's fantasy work from the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales (and several of its rivals) features another lineup filled with classic fiction and poetry from Howard's greatest writing years. Included in this volume are four stories with Howard's most famous character, Conan ("Black Colossus," "The Slithering Shadow," "The Pool of the Black One," and "Rogues in the House"), as well as several historical and contemporary fantasies.

Conan the Adventurer

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Conan

Author : Robert E. Howard
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Revised and updated edition with beautiful custom illustrations! Join Conan on his many adventures from mercenary and thief to king as he smites demons, fights wizards, battles against all odds, journeys to exotic lands, loves and lusts, uncovers hidden mysteries, and always refuses to yield! This epic collection contains 18 of Robert E. Howard's stories about Conan the Barbarian. These stories were originally published in Weird Tales magazine between 1933 and 1936. The Conan stories included in the collection are: 1. The Frost Giant's Daughter (Gods of the North) 2. The Tower of the Elephant 3. Rogues in the House 4. Shadows in the Moonlight (Iron Shadows in the Moon) 5. Black Colossus 6. Queen of the Black Coast 7. The Slithering Shadow (Xuthal of the Dusk) 8. A Witch Shall Be Born 9. The Devil in Iron 10. The People of the Black Circle 11. Shadows in Zamboula (Man-Eaters of Zamboula) 12. The Pool of the Black One 13. Beyond the Black River 14. Red Nails 15. Jewels of Gwahlur (The Teeth of Gwahlur) 16. The Phoenix on the Sword 17. The Scarlet Citadel 18. The Hour of the Dragon (Conan the Conqueror) As an added bonus, also included in the set are: Cimmeria--A Poem The Hyborian Age--Conan's World (This is Howard's background essay on the world of Conan) For ease of navigation, the anthology includes an interactive table of contents. The stories in this collection are ordered roughly in chronological order from Conan's first adventures as a young mercenary adventurer and thief to his final epic clashes as a king and are based on the Rippke chronology. About Conan: Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (cartoon and live-action), video games, role-playing games and other media. The character was created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 via a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine. Conan the Character: Conan is a Cimmerian. From Robert E. Howard's writings (The Hyborian Age among others) it is known that the Cimmerians were based on the Celts or Gaels. He was born on a battlefield and is the son of a village blacksmith. Conan matured quickly as a youth and, by age fifteen, he was already a respected warrior who had participated in the destruction of the Aquilonian outpost of Venarium. After its demise, he was struck by wanderlust and began the adventures chronicled by Howard, encountering skulking monsters, evil wizards, tavern wenches, and beautiful princesses. He roamed throughout the Hyborian Age nations as a thief, outlaw, mercenary, and pirate. As he grew older, he began commanding larger units of men and escalating his ambitions. In his forties, he seized the crown of the tyrannical king of Aquilonia, the most powerful kingdom of the Hyborian Age, having strangled the previous ruler on the steps of the throne. Conan's adventures often result in him performing heroic feats, though his motivation for doing so is largely to protect his own survival or for personal gain.

80 ADVENTURE TALES OF ROBERT E HOWARD The Ultimate Action Packed Collection Historical Fantasy Classics Crime Novels Pirate Tales and more

Author : Robert E. Howard
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This carefully crafted ebook: “80+ ADVENTURE TALES OF ROBERT E. HOWARD - The Ultimate Action-Packed Collection: Historical Fantasy Classics, Crime Novels, Pirate Tales and more” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: 'Conan the Barbarian’ Saga: Cimmeria The Hyborian Age The Frost Giant's Daughter The God in the Bowl The Tower of the Elephant Rogues in the House Shadows in the Moonlight Black Colossus Queen of the Black Coast The Slithering Shadow A Witch Shall Be Born The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle Shadows in Zamboula The Pool of the Black One Beyond the Black River The Black Stranger Red Nails Jewels of Gwahlur The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Hour of the Dragon The 'Kull’ Saga: The King and the Oak The Shadow Kingdom The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune Kings of the Night The 'Solomon Kane’ Saga: Red Shadows Skulls In The Stars Rattle Of Bones The Moon Of Skulls The Hills Of The Dead The Footfalls Within Wings In The Night The 'Bran Mak Morn’ Saga: Kings Of The Night Worms Of The Earth The Children Of The Night The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien’ Saga: The Dark Man The Gods Of Bal-Sagoth The 'James Allison’ Saga: The Valley Of The Worm The Garden Of Fear The 'Sailor Steve Costigan’ Saga: The Pit Of The Serpent The Bull-Dog Breed Sailor's Grudge Fist And Fang The Iron Man Winner Take All Waterfront Fists Champ Of The Forecastle Alleys Of Peril The TNT Punch Texas Fists The Sign Of The Snake Blow The Chinks Down! Breed Of Battle Circus Fists… The 'El Borak’ Series The 'Cormac Fitzgeoffrey’ Series The 'Kirby O’Donnell’ Series The 'Black Vulmea' Saga The 'Steve Harrison’ Series The 'Wild Bill Clanton' Collection Robert Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres.

The Conan the Barbarian Stories

Author : Robert E. Howard
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An action-packed collection of Conan the Barbarian’s wild adventures. In this unparalleled collection from a literary mastermind, swordsman Conan the Barbarian faces powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves. With his character Conan the Barbarian, author Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. In this volume are eighteen Conan stories, including a classic of dark fantasy, “The Phoenix and the Sword,” and the classic adventure “The Devil in Iron.” These timeless stories feature Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies, and bring to mind the pulp tales that dominated the mid-twentieth century. The Conan the Barbarian Stories includes “The Phoenix on the Sword,” “The Scarlet Citadel,” “The Tower of the Elephant,” “Black Colossus,” “The Slithering Shadow,” “The Pool of the Black One,” “Rogues in the House,” “Gods of the North,” “Shadows in the Moonlight,” “Queen of the Black Coast,” “The Devil in Iron,” “The People of the Black Circle,” “A Witch Shall be Born,” “Jewels of Gwahlur,” “Beyond the Black River,” “Shadows in Zamboula,” “Red Nails,” and “The Hyborian Age.” This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Conan

Author : Robert E Howard
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Newly updated edition with beautiful custom illustrations! Join Conan the Barbarian on his many adventures from mercenary and thief to conqueror and king as he smites demons, fights wizards, slays monsters, unearths forgotten treasures, battles against all odds, journeys to exotic lands, loves and lusts, uncovers hidden mysteries, and always refuses to yield! This epic collection contains all 18 of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories published during his lifetime. These stories were originally published in Weird Tales magazine between 1933 and 1936. The Conan stories included in the collection are: 1. Gods of the North (The Frost Giant's Daughter) (1934) 2. The Tower of the Elephant (1933) 3. Rogues in the House (1935) 4. Shadows in the Moonlight (Iron Shadows in the Moon) (1934) 5. Black Colossus (1934) 6. Queen of the Black Coast (1934) 7. The Slithering Shadow (Xuthal of the Dusk) (1934) 8. A Witch Shall Be Born (1934) 9. The Devil in Iron (1934) 10. The People of the Black Circle (1934) 11. Shadows in Zamboula (Man-Eaters of Zamboula) (1935) 12. The Pool of the Black One (1934) 13. Beyond the Black River (1935) 14. Red Nails (1936) 15. Jewels of Gwahlur (The Teeth of Gwahlur) (1935) 16. The Phoenix on the Sword (1932) 17. The Scarlet Citadel (1933) 18. The Hour of the Dragon (Conan the Conqueror) (1935) As an added bonus, also included in the set are: The Hyborian Age-Conan's World (This is Howard's background essay on the world of Conan) (1936), and The Shadow Kingdom and The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune (These are two of Howard's early Kull of Atlantis stories that predate and strongly influence his later Conan works.) (1929) For ease of navigation, the anthology includes an interactive table of contents. The stories in this collection are ordered roughly in chronological order from Conan's first adventures as a young mercenary adventurer and thief to his final epic clashes as a king and are based on the Rippke chronology. About Conan: Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (cartoon and live-action), video games, role-playing games and other media. The character was created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 via a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine. Conan the Character: Conan is a Cimmerian. From Robert E. Howard's writings (The Hyborian Age among others) it is known that the Cimmerians were based on the Celts or Gaels. He was born on a battlefield and is the son of a village blacksmith. Conan matured quickly as a youth and, by age fifteen, he was already a respected warrior who had participated in the destruction of the Aquilonian outpost of Venarium. After its demise, he was struck by wanderlust and began the adventures chronicled by Howard, encountering skulking monsters, evil wizards, tavern wenches, and beautiful princesses. He roamed throughout the Hyborian Age nations as a thief, outlaw, mercenary, and pirate. As he grew older, he began commanding larger units of men and escalating his ambitions. In his forties, he seized the crown of the tyrannical king of Aquilonia, the most powerful kingdom of the Hyborian Age, having strangled the previous ruler on the steps of the throne. Conan's adventures often result in him performing heroic feats, though his motivation for doing so is largely to protect his own survival or for personal gain.

Conan the Berserker

Author : Robert E. Howard
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Conan the Barbarian is one of the most famed figures in fantasy fiction. With the success of the new film starring Jason Momoa (of A GAME OF THRONES)and Ron Perlman, the time is right to revisit Robert E. Howard's classic stories. Presented in chronological order over three books, all of Conan's life is here, from his wild adventures as a youth to the final tale of Conan the King. Howard's tales of the wanderer, the reaver, the thief, the Barbarian have never been surpassed. In this volume Conan learns the secrets of the RED NAILS and the JEWELS OF GWAHLUR, meets THE SLITHERING SHADOW and THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE, visits THE POOL OF THE BLACK ONE and travels BEYOND THE BLACK RIVER. A selection of other tales and fragments round out this new collection of a classic character.

Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine

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The Literature of Fantasy

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Comics Values Annual 1999

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Featuring more than 35,000 updated prices, this easy-to-use guide covers all the new titles in the rapidly expanding comics market. 600 illustrations.

Conan the Swordsman

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