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Civilization, says the story, is unnatural, and barbarism must always triumph. This is a stirring tale of Conan, and one of Howard's best.
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Beyond the Black River

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Overview

Civilization, says the story, is unnatural, and barbarism must always triumph. This is a stirring tale of Conan, and one of Howard's best.
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  • BN ID: 2940016321424
  • Publisher: Jessecas Ebooks
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 82
  • File size: 56 KB

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  • Posted December 20, 2008

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    ROBERT E. HOWARD = THE BEST STORY TELLER EVER!!!

    "Beyond the Black River is one of my favorite stories of REH. Scholars say it was orginally written for Kull in By This Axe I rule and modified with Conan later on. As always REH medaphoric stories tell something about him and in this case scholars agree that a young Balthus is REH and a dog he finds along the way Slasher is Patches REH's only dog he ever had. Excerp from the book, A slight sound ahead of him jumped his heart into his throat and Conan's sword gleamed in the air. He lowered it when a dog, a great, gaunt, scared beast, slunk out of the bushes and stood staring at them. 'That dog belonged to a settler who tried to build his cabin on the bank of the river a few miles south of the fort,' grunted Conan. 'The Picts slipped over and killed him of course and burned his cabin. We found him dead among the embers, and the dog lying senseless among three Picts he'd killed. He was almost cut to pieces. We took him to the fort and dressed his wounds, but after he recovered he took to the woods and turned wild. What now, Slasher, are you hunting the men who killed your master?' The massive head swung side to side and his eyes glowed greenly. He did not growl or bark. Silently as a phantom he slid in behind them. 'Let him come,' muttured Conan. 'He can smell the devils before we can see them.' Balthus smiled and laid his hand caressingly on the dog's head. This story is a classic and I believe a movie should be made. It would make movie history. In fact, there are a lot of REH stories that should be made into movies. Enjoy the book and tell other people about REH. You're in for a real treat!<BR/><BR/>Also recommended: One Whole Walked Along by Novalyne Price - REH's girlfrield, Blood & Thunder, The Life & Art of REH by Mark Finn, and The Last of the Trunk and The Never Ending Hunt by Paul Herman, The Beast From The Abyss a story about cats=really good, Selected Letters of REH vol 1-3 and Poetry by Rob Roehm, Two-Gun Bob, Dark Horse Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, SAvage Sword of Conan, Conan by Roy Thomas and Conan The Phenom, The Dark Barbarian and The Barbaric Triumph by Don Herron; Heck - type Robert E. Howard in Search and get them all. Also, The Star Rover by Jack London and The Wandering Star that has some amazing photographs and art of REH and more."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2008

    Robert E. Howard the Best Storyteller Ever.

    Beyond the Black River is one of my favorite stories of REH. Scholars say it was orginally written for Kull in By This Axe I rule and modified with Conan later on. As always REH medaphoric stories tell something about him and in this case scholars agree that a young Balthus is REH and a dog he finds along the way Slasher is Patches REH's only dog he ever had. Excerp from the book, A slight sound ahead of him jumped his heart into his throat and Conan's sword gleamed in the air. He lowered it when a dog, a great, gaunt, scared beast, slunk out of the bushes and stood staring at them. 'That dog belonged to a settler who tried to build his cabin on the bank of the river a few miles south of the fort,' grunted Conan. 'The Picts slipped over and killed him of course and burned his cabin. We found him dead among the embers, and the dog lying senseless among three Picts he'd killed. He was almost cut to pieces. We took him to the fort and dressed his wounds, but after he recovered he took to the woods and turned wild. What now, Slasher, are you hunting the men who killed your master?' The massive head swung side to side and his eyes glowed greenly. He did not growl or bark. Silently as a phantom he slid in behind them. 'Let him come,' muttured Conan. 'He can smell the devils before we can see them.' Balthus smiled and laid his hand caressingly on the dog's head. This story is a classic and I believe a movie should be made. It would make movie history. In fact, there are a lot of REH stories that should be made into movies. Enjoy the book and tell other people about REH. You're in for a real treat!

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