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Cormac snarled like a mad dog, his eyes blazing with a fearful light.
"Who did the deed? He shall die, were he Emperor of Byzantium!"

Although groundbreaking fantasy writer Robert E. Howard is best remembered as the creator of Conan the Barbarian, more than a dozen other larger-than-life heroes and heroines sprang from his fertile imagination before his death in June of 1936.

Among these was Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a rage-driven Gaelic knight roaming the lands of Outremer during the time of Third Crusade and feared equally by Moslems and fellow Crusaders. 

The Deadly Sword of Cormac collects "Hawks of Outremer" and "The Blood of Belshazzar," the two Cormac adventures that Howard completed in his lifetime. Originally presented during the Summer and Fall of 1931 in serialized form over four issues of Oriental Stories, they appear here with some slight revisions, mostly imposed for the sake of consistency in the anthology. Each tale is a showcase for an author reaching the height of his creative powers, and if the only Howard character you know is Conan the Barbarian, you're in for a real treat.

Return to the 12th Century and witness the blood-drenched aventures of Cormac!

For a taste of Robert E. Howard's horror fiction,
check out ;From Dark Corners, Vol. 1.

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February 22, 2012
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