The Phoenix on the Sword by Robert Ervin Howard

The Phoenix on the Sword

byRobert Ervin Howard

Kobo ebook | April 15, 2016

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  'The Phoenix on the Sword' is a story in the Conan series where he foils a plot to overthrow him as King of Aquilonia. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'.  
 
  In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. 
 
**Other Books of Howard: **
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The Hour of the Dragon (1936) 
The Hyborian Age (1930) 
People of the Dark (1932) 
Gods of the North (1934) 
Beyond the Black River (1935) 
A Witch Shall be Born (1934) 
The Scarlet Citadel (1933) 
Black Colossus (1933) 
Queen of the Black Coast (1934) 
Jewels of Gwahlur (1935)

Title:The Phoenix on the SwordFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:eKitap ProjesiLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:6059654134

ISBN - 13:9786059654135

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