Following the historical footsteps of “El Borak and Other Desert Adventures”, which takes us to Arabia at the turn of the 20th century, “Dark Agnes” will take readers further back in time, from the time of the Crusades up to 16th century France.
We will follow Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, a half-Irish, half-Norman man of war who follows Richard the Lion-Hearted to 12th century Palestine - Outremer - under the banners of the Third Crusade. We will also meet Agnes de la Fere who when faced with an arranged marriage to a brutal husband in 16th century France cuts the ceremony short with a dagger-stroke and flees. Dark Agnes’ instinctive skill in combat wins her the name of Sword Woman. Her skill is tested on the coast of France where she foils a plot by Britain’s devious Cardinal Wolsey to undermine the French king, and again in the benighted alleys of Chartres, as she faces the vengeance of an executed sorcerer who will not die.
As all books in the Del Rey Howard library series, “Dark Agnes” will be fully illustrated. Announcement of artist will come at a later stage. The book is presently planned for release in spring 2011.
The Del Rey book series presently contains ten books, featuring Howards most well-known characters such as Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane and Bran Mak Morn. There are two volumes of genre-spanning Best of’s and one volume of Howard’s most terrific Horror stories. Presently in production is “El Borak” with a planned release in spring 2010.
Edited by Strom, 09 May 2010 - 12:41 AM.
Title changed to The Swordwoman & Other Historical Adventures