ForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroduction The Red Cock CrowsThe Golden HordeThe Long SwordLionheartProtectionKeeper of the GateThe Tower of the RavensThe Grand ChamThe Black RoadKnights with WingsThe Making of the Morning StarThe Bells of the MountainsThe Faring ForthSecret of VictoryThe Village of the GhostThe Iron Man RidesDoom Rides In AppendixAbout the AuthorSource Acknowledgments
Compendium of Harold Lamb's previously uncollected crusader stories.
Harold Lamb (1892-1962), who wrote biographies and screenplays as well as historical fiction, is best remembered for his tales of Cossacks and Crusaders. Howard Andrew Jones is the managing editor of Black Gate magazine and the editor of the Bison Books editions of Harold Lamb's Wolf of the Steppes, Warriors of the Steppes, Riders of the Steppes, and Swords of the Steppes. Robert Weinberg is the author of sixteen novels including The Web of Arachnos and Spinning the Clay into Stars. The author of several nonfiction books and the editor of many anthologies, he has also been writing comic books for the past several years. More information about Harold Lamb and his works is available at www.haroldlamb.com.
"Lamb was an expert plotter. His stories...fly forward with the velocity of galloping horsemen. Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan, viewed them as models...Like a burial mound's hidden hoard of treasure, they lay undisturbed, awaiting their rediscovery by Mr. Jonesoand now a growing band of admirers." JOHN J. MILLER, The Wall Street Journal, 26th Aug 2009 "The pace is rapid from the outset, the tales driven forward by exciting chases, thrilling battles and characters you quickly recognise. Unlike many of the tales of today, they are tightly written (for who could afford diversions when you were paid mere cents per word) and fast-moving. Evidently an influence on Robert E Howard, I can see the similarities, as well as on other writers of that time. There's a breathlessness, a springing into action that is quite endearing." - Mark Yon, SSF World