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 copy at my local used book store! Yes a REH collector sold their collection and I have been trying to get as much of it as I can.

More REH to add to my collection!

This week is the 82nd anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s death.

No better way to honor my favorite author and someone who is a monumental influence on my life than spotlighting his work!


Today we have:

Blades for France  (1975 George Hamilton)

by Robert E. Howard





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Blades for France
George Hamilton
Year : 1975
Book No. : Not applicable
Edition : 1st
Format : Chapbook
(stapled wrappers with dust jacket
Pages : Unknown
Cover art : Steve Fabian
Illustrations : Steve Fabian

Blades for France

Other editions: None
“Blades for France”
Non-REH Content
“Introduction” by E. Hoffmann Price
Heavy card cover with dust jacket. 
Limited to 300 copies.


Info from Howard Works.


A great resource!





“Blades for France”

Agnes, still with her sidekick Etienne Villiers, faces international intrigue with Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. “Blades for France” was first published in Blades for France (1975)

Proud, poor, beautiful, her flaming red hair cascading onto her shoulders, Agnes de la Fere has fled her arranged marriage to a brutal husband in 16th Century France. Her instinctive skill in combat wins her the name of Dark Agnes, Sword Woman. That skill is tested on the coast of France, where she foils a plot by Britain’s devious Cardinal Wolsey to undermine the French king.


Info from Wikipedia





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.


Info from Wikipedia