I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I found this book at my favorite local used book store. My all time favorite author is Robert E. Howard. Can’t wait to read these historical fiction stories. Excited to add this to my collection.

Today we have:

The Sowers of the Thunder

by Robert E. Howard – Donald M. Grant Publishers, 1973 HC





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The Sowers of the Thunder

by Robert E. Howard – Donald M. Grant Publishers, 1973 HC

Historical fiction by the creator of “Conan.” Includes interior illustrations and an introduction by Roy G. Krenkel, and these stories: The Lion of Tiberias (1933); The Sowers of the Thunder (1932); Lord of Samarcand (1932); The Shadow of the Vulture (1934).


“Introduction” by Roy G. Krenkel 
“The Lion of Tiberias”
“The Sowers of the Thunder” 
“Lord of Samarcand” 
“The Shadow of the Vulture” 
Four full page black and white illustrations.
Frontispiece – Full page color illustration.
Numerous black and white spot illustrations throughout the book.
Illustrated front and back endpapers.





Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death at age 30, Howard’s writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.