Yes'>#160;The immortal legacy of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Cimmerian, continues with this latest compendium of Howards fiction and poetry. These adventures, set in medievalera Europe and the Near East, are among the most gripping Howard ever wrote, full of pageantry, romance, and battle scenes worthy of Tolstoy himself. Most of all, they feature some of Howards most unusual and memorable characters, including Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a halfIrish, halfNorman man of war who follows Richard the Lionhearted to twelfthcentury Palestineyes'>mdash;or, as it was known to the Crusaders, Outremer; Diego de Guzman, a Spaniard who visits Cairo in the guise of a Muslim on a mission of revenge; and the legendary sword woman Dark Agnyes'>egrave;s, who, faced with an arranged marriage to a brutal husband in sixteenthcentury France, cuts the ceremony short with a dagger thrust and flees to forge a new identity on the battlefield.
Lavishly illustrated by awardwinning artist John Watkiss and featuring miscellanea, informative essays, and a fascinating introduction by acclaimed historical author Scott Oden, Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures is a musthave for every fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a career spanning just twelve years, won a place in the pantheon of great American writers.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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