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'In A Black Boat'
Swords of the South: Chapter 11 of Robert E. Howard’s The Hour of the Dragon
© 2021 James LaFond
JAN/16/21
Reading from pages 164-170 of the DelRey edition
Impressions by James LaFond
Inspired by Osirian mythology, the illustrator has chosen to depict the great dark slave steering the boat of the Asuran dead down the river to the far blue sea, as a jackal-headed Anubis.
Conan is depicted as insatiable for defining action, a rampaging egotist barely able to enforce his own warrior discipline as he steers impatiently downstream to his destiny. Howard describes this as, “The fire of his grinding desire…”
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