Daddy Todd wrote:
The writings of Howard long ago reverted to public domain -- apart from material not published before his death, which has dribbled out over the last 70 years or so.
Which hasn't left me with much excuse not
to read it anymore, now has it?
I'm taking a crack at the Howard stories because hell why not. Just finished The Phoenix and the Sword
, which the internet assures me is the first of his Conan tales.
While I always did find it odd that a Cimmerian (i.e. Crimean) hero had a Gaelic name I had no idea it was intentional before reading this, but him throwing around Badb and Morrigan as curses is kind of a clue.
It was a fun bit of bloody business at court, anyway.