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Solomon Kane (1971) [Collection]
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Series: Solomon Kane

Summary (From the publisher):

Solomon Kane follows The Hand of Kane and The Moon of Skulls as the third and final volume in the series involving Robert E. Howard's first sword and sorcery hero.

Here is the first Solomon Kane story to see print, Red Shadows, a novelette which originally appeared in the August 1928 issue of Weird Tales magazine. It is a tale of swordplay and sorcery, of sixteenth century France, and of darkest Africa; a typical Howard swashbuckler. The Right Hand of Doom and Rattle of Bones are two short stories of stark horror. The Castle of the Devil is a fragment of which little is known; if Howard ever finished it, then the conclusion is lost somewhere in the years between Howard's death and the present.

Blades of the Brotherhood is a novelette of straight adventure - of smugglers, pirates, and swordplay in another century. The Return of Sir Richard Grenville is a delicate poetic weird episode, and Solomon Kane's Homecoming which was first published in the semi-professional magazine Fanciful Tales in 1936 a short time after Howard's death is the final bit, closing out the long career of Solomon Kane in a mystic grandeur that is indeed fitting.


  • Introduction by Albert E. Gechter
  • The Right Hand of Doom
  • Red Shadows
  • Rattle of Bones
  • The Castle of the Devil
  • Blades of the Brotherhood
  • The Return of Sir Richard Grenville (poem)
  • Solomon Kane's Homecoming (poem)

Original title: Solomon Kane
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySword and Sorcery

The following works are contained within this one:
     Red Shadows (1928) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Rattle of Bones (1929) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Solomon Kane's Homecoming (1936) [Poem]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Blue Flame of Vengeance, the (1964) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Right Hand of Doom, the (1968) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Castle of the Devil, the (1968) [Short Story]
      Authors: Ramsey Campbell , Robert E. Howard
     Return of Sir Richard Grenville, the (1968) [Poem]
      Author: Robert E. Howard

Edition #1: Solomon Kane

Solomon Kane (1971)
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Language: English

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Solomon Kane (1972)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Haddock
Dimensions: 4.1 x 7.1 x 0.4
Pages: 126
Notes: unauthorized, printed in Hungary.

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Solomon Kane (February 1971)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Centaur Press
Pages: 126

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