The Slithering Shadow

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Sprache - Englisch

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In Robert E. Howard's 'The Slithering Shadow,' readers are immersed in a tale of adventure, mystery, and intrigue set in the exotic land of Khitai. The story follows the protagonist through a series of unfortunate events as she navigates a treacherous landscape filled with danger and deceit. Howard's vivid and descriptive writing style pulls readers into the heart of the action, making them feel as though they are right alongside the characters. The book combines elements of fantasy, horror, and suspense, creating a captivating and thrilling reading experience. 'The Slithering Shadow' showcases Howard's skill as a master storyteller, leaving readers on the edge of their seats with each turn of the page. This work is a prime example of Howard's contribution to the pulp fiction genre, solidifying his reputation as a pioneer in the field. Fans of gripping narratives and vivid world-building will find 'The Slithering Shadow' to be a must-read addition to their collection.

About the Author

Robert Ervin Howard (1906–1936) was an American author of pulp fiction whose body of work spanned a mere 12 years before his untimely death at the age of 30. Despite his brief career, Howard left an indelible mark on the genre of weird fiction, most notably with his creation of the character Conan the Barbarian. Born and raised in Texas, Howard's writings were often infused with the themes of history, myth, and his personal interpretations of the Texan landscape. His singular style often melded vibrant narrative with a rich, atmospheric setting, breathing life into his tales of sword and sorcery. 'The Slithering Shadow,' also known as 'Xuthal of the Dusk,' stands as a testament to his mastery of combining pulse-pounding action with fantastical elements in otherworldly settings. This particular narrative showcases his trademark character Conan in a tale of survival and adventure, as is typical of the broader Conan series. Howard's works, although sometimes dismissed during his lifetime, gained significant recognition posthumously. Today, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of sword and sorcery fiction, an influence to many writers in the genre. His writing style, which melds brevity with powerful description, enables readers to plunge into his worlds with an immediacy that is both visceral and immersive. Howard's dedication to his craft can be seen as a driving force behind the continuing popularity of his characters and stories within the fantasy genre.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 32 Pages

Filesize: 337.8 KB

ISBN: 8596547313595