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Queen of the Martian Catacombs: The Illustrated Stark (Eric John Stark by Leigh Brackett)
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Trouble is brewing on Mars… With civil war about to erupt, Eric John Stark has been sent to investigate an apocalyptic warlord recruiting mercenaries. More disturbing than the promise of a full scale war to unify the Martian city states is the claim that Delgaun’s ally, Kynon of Shun, has at his disposal ancient sorceries that grant him powers of life and death.

Why Kynon’s mistress, the beautiful Berild, takes an interest in Stark, the mercenary swordsman finds himself caught in a web of lief, betrayal, and evil magic. Can Stark unravel the mysteries of the lost Martian tribe and pull Mars back from the brink of war? The mysterious Berild is prepared to kill to keep the secret buried in the deserts of Mars–or offer it up on a plate to stark if he will help her conquer the Red Planet!

An all-new, fully-illustrated edition of Leigh Brackett’s classic Sword & Planet adventure!

See also he next adventures of Eric John stark : the skaith trilogy

Swords of Shahrazar Kirby O’Donnell tales by Robert E. Howard

Kirby O’Donnell is a Howard hero less familiar to most readers. Howard only wrote three stories about O’Donnell’s exploits, of which only two actually saw print during his lifetime — “The Treasures of Tartary” and “Swords of Shahrazar” — neither in Weird Tales.

Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures

The immortal legacy of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Cimmerian, continues with this latest compendium of Howard’s fiction and poetry. These adventures, set in medieval-era Europe and the Near East, are among the most gripping Howard ever wrote, full of pageantry, romance, and battle scenes worthy of Tolstoy himself. Most of all, they feature some of Howard’s most unusual and memorable characters, including Cormac FitzGeoffrey, a half-Irish, half-Norman man of war who follows Richard the Lion-hearted to twelfth-century Palestine—or, as it was known to the Crusaders, Outremer; Diego de Guzman, a Spaniard who visits Cairo in the guise of a Muslim on a mission of revenge; and the legendary sword woman Dark Agnès, who, faced with an arranged marriage to a brutal husband in sixteenth-century France, cuts the ceremony short with a dagger thrust and flees to forge a new identity on the battlefield.

Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Watkiss and featuring miscellanea, informative essays, and a fascinating introduction by acclaimed historical author Scott Oden, Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures is a must-have for every fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a career spanning just twelve years, won a place in the pantheon of great American writers.

Tales of El Borak and Other Desert Adventures by Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard is famous for creating such immortal heroes as Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. Less well-known but equally extraordinary are his non-fantasy adventure stories set in the Middle East and featuring such two-fisted heroes as Francis Xavier Gordon—known as “El Borak”—Kirby O’Donnell, and Steve Clarney. This trio of hard-fighting Americans, civilized men with more than a touch of the primordial in their veins, marked a new direction for Howard’s writing, and new territory for his genius to conquer.

The wily Texan El Borak, a hardened fighter who stalks the sandscapes of Afghanistan like a vengeful wolf, is rivaled among Howard’s creations only by Conan himself. In such classic tales as “The Daughter of Erlik Khan,” “Three-Bladed Doom,” and “Sons of the Hawk,” Howard proves himself once again a master of action, and with plenty of eerie atmosphere his plotting becomes tighter and twistier than ever, resulting in stories worthy of comparison to Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. Every fan of Robert E. Howard and aficionados of great adventure writing will want to own this collection of the best of Howard’s desert tales, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artists Tim Bradstreet and Jim & Ruth Keegan.

The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
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A man ventures into a world deprived of sunlight in this early-twentieth-century dystopian fantasy masterpiece. 

“One of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written.” —H. P. Lovecraft

The sun went out centuries ago. A vestige of mankind still clings to life, hidden from Earth’s frozen surface in an underground fortress called the Last Redoubt. But this tenuous refuge is under siege by enormous spiders, “Abhuman” creatures, and “Watchers” from another dimension. With this host of horrors lurking just beyond, leaving the Last Redoubt is unthinkable.

When a man receives a telepathic message from a long-forgotten Redoubt, he recognizes the woman’s voice as a love from another lifetime. To rescue her, he will risk his life—or worse—as he ventures into the Night Land. First published in 1912, William Hope Hodgson’s The Night Land is a pioneering work of sci-fi fantasy.

Delphi Complete Works of Francis Stevens (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Francis Stevens (Illustrated)
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Gertrude Barrows Bennett, known by the pseudonym Francis Stevens, was a pioneering author of fantasy and science fiction. In spite of a short career of seven years between 1917 and 1923, which ended suddenly for unknown reasons, Stevens produced original and startling fantasies, leading many to name her the creator of dark fantasy. Her highly imaginative tales went on to inform the works of prominent weird and horror writers, including H. P. Lovecraft and A. Merritt. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Stevens’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stevens’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All 5 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the stories were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes special bonus texts of the science fiction and fantasy works that inspired Stevens’ tales
* Rare short stories available in no other collection
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

The Novels
The Citadel of Fear (1918)
The Labyrinth (1918)
The Heads of Cerberus (1919)
Avalon (1919)
Claimed (1920)

The Short Stories
The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar (1904)
The Nightmare (1917)
Friend Island (1918)
Behind the Curtain (1918)
Unseen — Unfeared (1919)
The Elf-Trap (1919)
Serapion (1920)
Sunfire (1923)

Claimed!

LOST HORROR CLASSIC FOR FAN ANCIENT GOD’S VENGEANCE! When a young woman’s grasping billionaire uncle unearths a centuries old box from Atlantis containing the magical secrets of the ancient God of the Sea, she finds herself a pawn in the struggle between her uncle and the legendary but-all-too-real Poseidon.

For the Sea God is determined to either regain the box – or claim her as his bride! A young doctor resolves to stand by her against this dark peril; but how can he protect her, when the sea can invade the third story of a house, when the oceans rise from the shore to swallow whole cities, when Poseidon himself comes riding his white maned horses across the sea’s waves, and when the long-dead rise up to man ghost ships and pluck the woman he loves from his arms!

Claimed! is another classic masterpiece from the grandmistress of dark horror, Francis Stevens (AKA Gertrude Barrows Bennett), the woman whose work, H. P. Lovecraft wrote, “if written by Sir Walter Scott or Ibanez … would have been praised to the skies… Underlying its amazing and thrilling scenes … [is a] wonderful and tragic allegory. [Stevens is] among the highest grade of writer.”

Fantasy editor Mary Gnaedinger hailed it as “a masterpiece … all readers will like.” Claimed!, written in 1919, is a rare treat for horror fans, out of print in any form for more than fifty years!

Citadel of Fear (Annotated): A classic pulp horror novel

“Wonderful and tragic allegory … amazing and thrilling scenes … masterful … huge mystery, gigantic tragedy, and original and extraordinary situations…” H. P. Lovecraft

One of the greatest of all classics pulp magazines  dark fantasy,  by the  woman who wrote as Francis Stevens.

Lost in the Mexican desert, two adventurers stumble into the mysterious lost civilization of Tlapallan, populated by people of the night who still worship the ancient Aztec gods — and know that those gods are alive and active — and angry!

This edition of Francis Stevens’s 1918 horror novel the complete novel including all thirty-three chapters, unlike most other ebook editions.