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Oriental Stories, Vol. 3: A Texan in Afghanistan

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Gordon knew it was his life or that of the man who had crept up to stab him in thedark. In that unmapped corner of the Afghan mountains all fights were to the death….

Francis Xavier Gordon, nicknamed El Borak ("The Swift") during his wanderings in the Middle East, was the last major series character from the legendary Robert E. Howard before his death. El Borak an adventurer who's "gone native" among the Afghan tribes in the decade before World War One... and he could kick Lawrence of Arabia's scrawny British butt twenty ways from Tuesday and never break a sweat. When he's not caught up in bloody intrigues rising from the waning power of the European and Ottoman empires, he's putting an end to feudes with a finality that only death can bring. 

Oriental Stories, Vol. 3: A Texan in Afghanistan collects five of El Borak's greatest adventures under one cover. These are straight action/adventure stories that represent some of Howard's most accomplished writing and features one of his most realized protagonists. He may be best remembered for creating Conan the Cimmerian, but the stories in this book and the other Oriential Stories volumes is where his heart was.

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