Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
“A hard thing it is,” said Kane somberly, “to sentence a man to death in cold blood and in such a manner as I have in mind, but you must die that others may live — and God knoweth you deserve to die.”
– pg 15, “Skulls in the Stars” from The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard (illustrated throughout by Gary Gianni)
I would apologize for temporarily turning Teaser Tuesdays into Robert Ervin Howard Appreciation Tuesdays… only I’m not sorry at all.
Instead, I am so glad I started reading his stories. I am honestly and endlessly amazed by Howard’s imagination and storytelling ability. I really wish I could figure out why it took me so long to discover him, but no matter. I am happy that I did and also pleased to find that I love the Solomon Kane stories as much as the ones about Conan. Perhaps a little bit more so because Solomon Kane is sort of the Puritan great-great-grandfather of characters like Roland Deschain, Frank Castle, and John Constantine.
Anyway… What are your Tuesday reads? If you have any Teasers, feel free to link me to them in a comment!
And if you’re a wee bit tired of hearing me go on and on about Robert E. Howard and want to read these stories for yourself? Head on over to Project Gutenberg Australia, where all of his works are available for free online reading!