Robert E. Howard
Almuricby Robert E. Howard
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El protagonista Esaú Cairn es un hombre nacido en el sudoeste de Estados Unidos a principios del siglo XX. Es un desplazado, un hombre violento, un personaje nacido fuera de su época aunque de gran inteligencia, por tal motivo abandona los estudios y se dedica al deporte. Entrenando como boxeador mata a su sparring y le retiran la licencia; posteriormente en un altercado mata a otro hombre de un puñetazo y por ello la policía le busca. Por azar entra en un laboratorio y allí, un científico, el profesor Hildebrand, lo lanza con una máquina a un tiempo y lugar diferentes, a un planeta primitivo y extraño que llama "Almuric". Allí en ese mundo primitivo y salvaje, en el que la tribu de cada ciudad es enemiga de todas las otras, comienzan sus aventuras en la ciudad de Koth, que le adopta como uno de su hijos y en donde le conocerán como "Mano de Hierro". En este mundo poblado por hombres salvajes que se llaman a si mismos "guras" acechan los "yagas", unos demonios alados que habitan la ciudad de Yugga. Desde allí hacen expediciones por todo el mundo para llevar esclavas a su reina Yasmeena que gobierna desde hace mil años.
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Being a long time REH fan I picked this book up on sight. I was not expecting it to be that great since I have never heard of Almuric. Holy crapolly was I wrong this was an amazing read I would recommend it to anyone who is a REH fan.
This book surprised me. Being a huge 'Conan' fan I wanted to try something else written by Robert E. Howard, and was recommended by a friend to read "Almuric" The story takes place on a world many light years from earth. The protaganist is transported there and immediately does battle with an alien who, for the first time in Esau Cairn's life is more then a match for him in strength. He still defeats the man (Who seems more like a hairy ape then a true human) Thus begins Esau's life upon Almuric. The book has much in common with Edgar Rice Burroughs 'John Carter' series of which I am also a fan. This book held my interest completely. I did not put it down for very long. It was an excellent story about a man who conquers a world and makes it his own. Of course there is a climactic battle that ties up all the loose ends and everyone lives happily ever after, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's a great story and its highly recommended. I REALLY liked this one. Go buy it and read it! If you like sci-fi action and adventure you will love this book!
This book is a must have as it's a full length story about a man who travels to the moon and encounters all sorts of monsters, people, and challenges. I really enjoyed reading this book a lot and you will too. The Hour of the Dragon is another superb REH full length story. High recommend Blood & Thunder, The Life & Art of REH by Mark Finn and One Who Walked Alone by Novalyn Price who was REH's girfriend. Also, The Never Ending Hunt, All Weird Works, and The Last of The Trunk by Paul Herman, Collected Letters of REH by Rob Roehm, The Dark Barbarian and The Barbaric Triumph by Don Herron, Dark Horse Conan, Solomon Kane, Kull, and Savage Sword of Conan, Conan Saga, Two-Gun Bob, Weird Tales - Winged Death and The Man of Stone by Hazel Heald,
and Wandering Star REH. Enjoy!!
If you like Robert E. Howard's Conan and other great fantsy stories, then this book is the one for you. The story contains the greatness of a hero,the hiddious villians and the mystirious unknown,,,plus much much more.