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James LaFond's Impressions of A Black Wind Blows, Chapter 2, Robert E. Howard’s Hour of the Dragon
reading from pages 91-98 of the DelRey edition
The lead illustration is a large, powerful portrait of Conan, seated naked and brooding, one hand under chin the other on his sword as his attendant stands behind him at tensely troubled attention.
“The Year of the Dragon had birth in war pestilence and unrest,” begins Howard masterfully.
As with the advent of the quest of Enkidu, in the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind cried out to the heavens for relief.
Read more at the BlogSpot where Lynn will be serializing my Robert E. Howard reviews and impressions.
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