(From the publisher):
From Robert E. Howard's fertile imagination sprang some of fiction's greatest heroes, including Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, and Solomon Kane. But of all Howard's characters, none embodied his creator's brooding temperament more than Bran Mak Morn, the last king of a doomed race.
In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism... all save one, Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline remains unbroken. Threatened by the Celts and the Romans, the Pictish tribes rally under his banner to fight for their very survival, while Bran fights to restore the glory of his race.
Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this collection gathers together all of Howard's published stories and poems featuring Bran Mak Morn - including the eerie masterpiece Worms of the Earth and Kings of the Night, in which sorcery summons Kull the conqueror from out of the depths of time to stand with Bran against the Roman invaders. Also included are previously unpublished stories and fragments, reproductions of manuscripts bearing Howard's handwritten revisions, and much, much more.
Edited by Rusty Burke.
- Foreword by Gary Gianni
- Introduction by Rusty Burke
- Men of the Shadows
- Kings of the Night
- A Song of the Race (poem)
- Worms of the Earth
- The Dark Man
- The Lost Race
- The Drums of Pictdom (poem)
Notes on Miscellanea
The Little People - Typescript
- The Children of the Night
- Bran Mak Morn - A Play
- Bran Mak Morn - Manuscript
- Untitled Synopsis
- Worms of the Earth - Draft Version
- Untitled Fragment
- The Bell of Mornii (poem - previously unpublished)
- Untitled Fragment
- Robert E. Howard and the Picts: A Chronology
- Robert E. Howard, Bran Mak Morn and the Picts by Rusty Burke and Patrice Louinet
- Notes on the Original Howard Texts
- Sketches by Gary Gianni
Original title: Bran Mak Morn: The Last King
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Dark Fantasy
The following works are contained within this one:
Children of the Night, the (1931) [Short Story]
Author: Robert E. Howard