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thedarkman

Member Since 01 Nov 2010
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In Topic: Blood And Thunder Historical Fiction

20 May 2015 - 03:27 AM

Starting an older historical titled "The Wicked Blade" by Robert Carse, published 1958. A tale of adventure that takes place in the Outremer during the last crusade.Very little info  found online, but the author appears to have written a great deal of historicals. The first 25 or so pages have whipped by, so I think that bodes well. The writing is grim and gritty, almost Howardian at times...I like!


In Topic: Ken Kelly - a major fantasy artist

20 May 2015 - 03:17 AM

Rumor has it Ken Kelly is 69 years old today; Happy Birthday Ken! The first work of his that I can recall were some covers for the Apache series of adult westerns by William M James. They were so intense and charged with energy and mood. Then I seen his work on the Blade series, and finally the magnificent covers for the Wagner edited Berkly Conan collection. A true master.


In Topic: where are the fanfic writers?

19 May 2015 - 03:37 AM

Here is one that is Sword & Sorcery, definitely shows Howard's influence

https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

Great story! Lots of action and color packed into a pretty short tale. Would love to read the further adventures of your barbarian hero...got more?


In Topic: Recommended Fantasy Books

18 May 2015 - 07:52 AM

I got both on my shelf. Your reccomendation makes me want to give Tain a try, for sure. If I don't like Tain, I'll ship both to you.

In Topic: Karl Edward Wagner: Author, Editor, Publisher and REH Fan

18 May 2015 - 02:50 AM

Too bad those novels were never produced before Karl journeyed off to Valhalla. Karl was a special storyteller for sure.
Is there anyone today who matches Karl's dark and brooding atmosphere in the S&S genre? Keith Taylor. John Hocking. Maybe T.C. Rypel? Of course I have not read every author who ever tried Dark Fantasy/S&S, so I'm sure you guys out there know a few others who might qualify...