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Howard, Robert E.
book-date: 1977
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Ken W. Kelly
VG+ to near-Fine
ex-ChUSFA: stamp on first inside page, page 85. MORE INFO

Berkley December 1979 paperback (reprint of 1977 Zebra Books edition.) Cover by Ken Kelly, 169 pages, $1.95 cover price. Condition is VG+ to near-Fine: tight and square with flat spine; age tanning is mild to moderate and uniform (consistent with age.) Bookstore stamps inside cover, on first page, and title page; price written at upper right corner of first page & title page. Extra stamp on top page-block. Probably unread, with a little shelfwear.

Sword Woman - Robert E. Howard's collection of stories about Dark Agnes de Chastillon. The first 3 stories feature this sword-weilding heroine, and are told in first-person (unusual for Howard, I believe.) From the back cover: "the epic story of Dark Agnes who escaped the bondage of medieval womanhood to fight with the legendary Free Company of mercenaries that ravaged the Dark Ages: whose joy in life was death; and who met the most depraved sorcerer of all Time in a fierce and tendon-severing duel of Destiny!" The 4th story is the beginning of an uncompleted novel, and the last features Turlogh O'Brien. Although I haven't read this one, from the handful of books by Robert E. Howard that I have read, I can affirm that Howard was a great storyteller - his stories are fast paced, exciting, and very readable.

(Introduction by Leigh Brackett)
Sword Woman (Howard)
Blades for France (Howard)
Mistress of Death (Howard & Gerald W. Page)
The King's Service (Howard)
The Shadow of the Hun (Howard)