Almuric by Robert E. Howard
By Robert E. Howard
An interplanetary epic of sword and sorcery. First published in Weird Tales, May-Aug. 1939
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 - June 11, 1936) was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."
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Almuric based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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.