The Sword Woman Reader Ç 169 pages Þ Robert e howard

Doc ´ The Sword Woman ´ Robert E. Howard

??71 115 · The King’s Service · uw 1976 143 · The Shadow of the Hun Turlogh O’Brien · nv The Shadow of the Hun George Hamilton 1975 Much like Leigh Brackett I'm disappointed to find out that these three or two and a half stories are all that we get of Agnes I appreciate her rage her refusal to submit and her sheer bloody mindedness The fragments tacked on at the end threw me a bit being unfinished and entirely unrelated but they are fun snippets of Howard prose shading towards racism unfortunately with all the Aryan destiny and inherent racial enmities A good read for Howard fans especially women giving us a chance to see a different hand holding the sword

Doc The Sword Woman

The Sword WomanContents1 · Introduction · Leigh Brackett · in 7 · Sword Woman Dark Agnes · na REH Lone Star Fictioneer #2 ’75 59 · Blades for Fran An odd collection of short stories in some ways The introduction is by Leigh Brackett well worth reading My main reason for getting this was Agnes a peasant girl who rebels against her life becomes a sword swinging legend For any lover of Howard's writings the first few stories are a must readSword WomanBlades for FranceMistress of Death Completed by Gerald W PageThese first 3 stories feature Dark Agnes historical sword swinging uite good The last one does have a sorcery horror in it Page did a great job of finishing the story which Howard left as 2 drafts Apparently he used the second draft until it ended then used the paragraphs from the end of the first draft which provided a synopsis to base his ending on The King's Service is also historical fiction did have a female assassin but it was a small part she was hardly in keeping with Agnes' character This was very similar in many ways to other stories of his but didn't wow me at all It was anticlimactic really had no place in this collectionThe Shadow of the Hun is a Turlough O'Brien fragment There are no women in it at all but it does fill in uite a bit of Turlough's history Otherwise it's a mess with a flashback within a flashback definitely incomplete Again I don't know why this was included in this book It would have been better included in Tigers of the Sea although that features Cormac MacArt So overall I'm giving this 4 stars simply on the weight of it including some hard to find stories not because I thought it was a well put together collection

Robert E. Howard ´ The Sword Woman Reader

The Sword Woman Reader Ç 169 pages Þ Robert e. howard Þ Contents1 · Introduction · Leigh Brackett · in 7 · Sword Woman Dark Agnes · na REH Lone Star Fictioneer #2 ’75 59 · Blades for France Dark Agnes · nv George T Hamilton 1975 91 · Mistress of Death Agnes · Robert E Howard Gerald W Page · ss WitchcraftCe Dark Agnes · nv George T Hamilton 1975 91 · Mistress of Death Agnes · Robert E Howard Gerald W Page · ss Witchcraft Sorcery JanFeb ? A collection of short stories The Howard character Dark Agnes is a really good characterization of a sword woman in my opinion