This book contains 15 thriller stories. For instance, "In the Forest of Villefere" relates an adventure through the forest and a bloody encounter with a wolf. A memorable quotation follows:
" I stooped, raised the dagger, then paused, looked up. The moon hovered close to her zenith. If I slew the thing as a man its frightful spirit would haunt me forever. I sat down waiting. The thing watched me with flaming wolf eyes. The long wiry limbs seemed to shrink, to crook, hair seemed to grow upon them. Fearing madness, I snatched up the thing's own sword and hacked it to pieces. Then I flung the sword away and fled."
The work has 14 other stories including ( a partial enumeration): o The Gods of Bal- Sagath o The Man on the Ground o The Dream Snake o Old Garfield's Heart
The Dark Man and Others:15 Journeys Into The Weird And The Fantastic by Robert E. Howard is packed with stories substantially derived from Celtic themes. One of the bloodiest stories is the Gods of Bal Sagoth. The story begins with Turlogh engaging in free-wheeling combat with an ax. He is taken hostage and chained aboard a crippled dragonship. His captor, Athelstane the Saxon decides to spare his life. The ship comes upon a beach where Turlogh and Athelstane get … more