Skulls in the Stars
- Narrated by: Christopher Sorrensen
- Length: 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-20-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Harmonic Wave
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The boy tells him of the old miser, Ezra, who dwells on the moor but will be of no help, and his cousin Gideon who went crazy and died in the night. Kane, craving the adventure that lies ahead of him, decides to meet the madness of the moors head on. After a ghastly experience in the moor, Kane reveals to the village the truth of what is going on in the night.
Robert E. Howard (1906 - 1936) was an American author who made his name writing inexpensive fiction magazines known as pulp fiction. He is known as the father of sword and sorcery, a subgenre of fantasy/historical fantasy, which involves swordwielding heroes and violent adventures. Howard's most famous creation in this genre was Conan the Barbarian. He tragically committed suicide at the age of 30 but his name and literary legacy have lived on.
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By J Hawkins on 04-18-15
Not the best of Howard, but still good
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The description of how the fight between Solomon and the creature left me wanting a bit more explanation and the addition of the "skulls in the stars" line (as one of Howard's references to his stories being set in the Lovecraftian universe - you'd never guess if you didn't know a bit about Howard himself) was just a random, one off line. There wasn't a lot of other supernatural (in a Lovecraft sense of the word) foreshadowing, and it certainly shouldn't have been a title. Yet, this is one of the Solomon stories, and I'm such a fan of Howard's other writing that I don't mind a bit. It's still worth a read. It's short and a bit "dreary / spooky."