Poll: Favorite Robert E. Howard Bran Mak Morn Story
Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:29 AM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:40 PM
Yes, it was one of Howard's best....can I vote again? I do like " The Lost Race" though in a Robert Holdstock kind of way. Oh well it WAS a tough choice cuz I love them all!
Worms of the Earth. Not only the best BMM story but one of Howard's best in any category!
REH? Letter to Harold Preece, 1929
Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:50 AM
Thats how you always feel afer finishing BMM stories. I felt so stronly that i was sad by the fact.
Bran was very complex compared to Conan. The guy had much more things to worry about. Shame it feels like you never got to know who he was. It was most about him as a leader,king,pict.
I'm tempted to get the pastiche "Legion from the Shadows" by Karl Edward Wagner to see where else BMM could have gone.
There's only three real BMM stories by REH in my mind, Kings in the Night was a close second to Worms, all the others either have references/tenuous links to BMM. I really enjoyed The Dark Man, but it's really a Turlogh O'Brien story. Wasn't too keen on The Lost Race or Men of the Shadows (maybe on a re-read).
Edited by drush9999, 27 August 2009 - 07:52 AM.
"I am the law!" roared Kull, swinging up his axe; it flashed downward and the stone tablet flew into a hundred pieces. The people clenched their hands in horror, waiting dumbly for the sky to fall.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:13 PM
The Dark Man i enjoyed alot but i agree it was more Turlogh story than Bran. It was more about the picts in those days that worshipped him than Bran.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:30 PM
But the point is is that Bran is so blinded by his anger that after his revenge, he realizes that what he has unleashed is far too sinister to use and realizes why his ancestors fought off those beings a long time ago. He is and always will be haunted by their their repulsive image for the rest of his life as a consequence of his actions. rating is a 10/10.