Bran Mak MornBran Mak Morn



Chronicles the adventures of Bran Mak Morn, the last ruler of the mysterious Picts, as he struggles for survival in the dangerous world of ancient Britain.

Author: Robert Ervin Howard

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345461541

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Chronicles the adventures of Bran Mak Morn, the last ruler of the mysterious Picts, as he struggles for survival in the dangerous world of ancient Britain.

Bran Mak Morn The Last KingBran Mak Morn The Last King



Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this collection gathers together all of Howard’s published stories and poems featuring Bran Mak Morn–including the eerie masterpiece “Worms of the Earth” and “Kings of the ...

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345484611

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From Robert E. Howard’s fertile imagination sprang some of fiction’s greatest heroes, including Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, and Solomon Kane. But of all Howard’s characters, none embodied his creator’s brooding temperament more than Bran Mak Morn, the last king of a doomed race. In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism . . . all save one, Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline remains unbroken. Threatened by the Celts and the Romans, the Pictish tribes rally under his banner to fight for their very survival, while Bran fights to restore the glory of his race. Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this collection gathers together all of Howard’s published stories and poems featuring Bran Mak Morn–including the eerie masterpiece “Worms of the Earth” and “Kings of the Night,” in which sorcery summons Kull the conqueror from out of the depths of time to stand with Bran against the Roman invaders. Also included are previously unpublished stories and fragments, reproductions of manuscripts bearing Howard’s handwritten revisions, and much, much more. Special Bonus: a newly discovered adventure by Howard, presented here for the very first time.

The Complete Bran Mak Morn TrilogyThe Complete Bran Mak Morn Trilogy



Howard marks Bran as the "chief of the Cruithni Picts" suggesting that he followed the belief that the Picts once colonized Northern Ireland as well as Scotland.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 9788027223169

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Bran is the last king of the tribal race of Picts, a mysterious, active fighting force during the Norwegian occupation of the Scottish islands as late as the 11th Century. Howard marks Bran as the "chief of the Cruithni Picts" suggesting that he followed the belief that the Picts once colonized Northern Ireland as well as Scotland. Robert Howard (1906-1936) 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.

Bran Mak MornBran Mak Morn



In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism ... all save one, Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline remains unbroken.

Author: Robert Ervin Howard

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ISBN: 0739454609

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Page: 367

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In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism ... all save one, Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline remains unbroken. Threatened by the Celts and the Romans, the Pictish tribes rally under his banner to fight for their very survival, while Bran fights to restore the glory of his race.

The Neverending HuntThe Neverending Hunt



Bran Mak Morn Contains Foreword by REH, discussing Picts (Excerpted from a ... Bran Mak Morn - The Last King Contains Men of the Shadows; Kings of the Night ...

Author: Paul Herman

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809562565

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Prepared by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman with the assistance of Glenn Lord, this is the first new bibliography of Robert E. Howard since 1976. This massive volume contains more than twice as much information as the preceding biblio, The Last Celt. Robert E. Howard is considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery, and the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian, yet wrote successfully in numerous genres. The Neverending Hunt lists every story, poem, letter and publication in which a Howard work has appeared. It's more than you might think . . .

Tales of Bran Mak MornTales of Bran Mak Morn



Bran Mak Morn is a hero of five pulp fiction short stories by Robert E. Howard. In the stories, most of which were first published in Weird Tales, Bran is the last king of Howard's romanticized version of the tribal race of Picts.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Ozymandias Press

ISBN: 9781531284473

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Page: 126

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Bran Mak Morn is a hero of five pulp fiction short stories by Robert E. Howard. In the stories, most of which were first published in Weird Tales, Bran is the last king of Howard's romanticized version of the tribal race of Picts.

Literary AfterlifeLiterary Afterlife



... Publication of Bran Mak Morn Works Bran Mak Morn (1996) seven stories and ... Mak Morn Tales and Fragments Bran Mak Morn: The Last King (2005) Bran Mak ...

Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457212

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Page: 420

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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.

The Dark Man The Journal of Robert E Howard StudiesThe Dark Man The Journal of Robert E Howard Studies



Bran Mak Morn: The Last King. New York: Del Rey, 2005. 1–30. Print. ———. “The Moon of Skulls.” The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane. New York: Del Rey, 2004.

Author: Lee Breakiron

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312780118

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The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2. Articles by Lee Breakiron (The Cromlechers, on the fanzine the Cromlech), and Jeffrey Shanks on theosophy in the works of Robert E. Howard. The journal ends with a book review by Mark Finn.

Weird Tales 325Weird Tales 325



Bran Mak Morn: The Last King by Robert E. Howard. Wandering Star, 2001. 332 pages. Illustrated by Gary Gianni. Trade hardcover, $60.00. This is the latest ...

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434437822

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Page: 64

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Weird Tales #325 (Fall 2001) features "From Out of the Crocodile's Mouth," by Darrell Schweitzer; "The Gravedigger's Apprentice," by Alvin Helms; "Our Temporary Supervisor," by Thomas Ligotti; "Where All Things Perish," by Tanith Lee; "The Wizard of Ashes and Rain," by David Sandner, and more.

The Barbaric TriumphThe Barbaric Triumph



... Wandering Star volume Bran Mak Morn: The Last King documented more clearly than ever before how much the twinned concepts of First Race and Last King ...

Author: Don Herron

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809515660

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Page: 200

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The Barbaric Triumph examines all aspects of the life and work of Robert E. Howard -- the originator of the sword-&-sorcery antasy genre and the creator of Conan the Barbarian. Featured are essays by Leo Grin, Edwrad A. Waterman, Charles Hoffman, Paul Spencer, Mark Finn, Steven R. Trout, Lauric Guillaud, Scott Connors, George Knight, Don Herron, and more. From the phantoms of Hate simmering beneath Howard's blood-drenched prose to Howard's lifelong interest in philosophy, from Howard's visionary use of the American Frontier Myth to his tales of boxing, The Barbaric Triumph builds on the pioneering research of Heron's previous book on Howard, The Dark Barbarian and takes it to new levels.

Antiquity in Popular Literature and CultureAntiquity in Popular Literature and Culture



Only the storyline of king Bran Mak Morn is set in the “real” historical antiquity. However, the readers do not notice that the times and places of the ...

Author: Konrad Dominas

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443893183

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Page: 340

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Spiritus flat ubi vult academicus. It seems evident that the study of antiquity and the study of antiquity’s persistence will continue to be distributed ubique terrarum. This pleasing circumstance was exemplified in January 2014, at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, an institution named after Poland’s influential nineteenth-century epic and lyric poet. As part of an ongoing series of such academic meetings, the university hosted the Seventh International Conference on Fantasy and Wonder. Its topic was Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture. Several of the papers given in Poznań appear in this volume in revised form. They demonstrate the continuing presence of the past, or, to put it slightly differently, the importance of the past in the present and, by extension, for the future.

Conan Meets the AcademyConan Meets the Academy



“Robert E. Howard, Bran Mak Morn, and the Picts.” Bran Mak Morn: The Last King. Edited by Rusty Burke and Patrice Louinet. New York: Del Rey, 2005. 343–360.

Author: Jonas Prida

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489893

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Robert E. Howard penned a series of fantasy stories in 1932 featuring Conan, a hulking warrior from “Cimmeria” who roamed the mythical Hyborian Age landscape engaging in heroic adventures. More than the quirky manifestation of Depression-era magazines, Conan the Barbarian has endured as a cultural mainstay for over 70 years. This multidisciplinary collection offers the first scholarly investigation of Conan, from Howard’s early stories, through midcentury novels and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic films, to the 2011 cinematic remake of Conan the Barbarian. Drawing on disciplines such as stylometry, archeology, cultural and folklore studies and literary history, the essays examine statistical analyses of the words in Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, later-day parodies, Conan video games, and much more. This volume reveals the hidden scholarly depth of this seemingly unsophisticated fictional character.

Renegades and RoguesRenegades and Rogues



Robert E. Howard, “In His Own Image,” in The Last of the Trunk, ed. ... Bran Mak Morn, and the Picts,” in Bran Mak Morn: The Last King by Robert E. Howard ...

Author: Todd B. Vick

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477321959

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Page: 266

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You may not know the name Robert E. Howard, but you probably know his work. His most famous creation, Conan the Barbarian, is an icon of popular culture. In hundreds of tales detailing the exploits of Conan, King Kull, and others, Howard helped to invent the sword and sorcery genre. Todd B. Vick delves into newly available archives and probes Howard’s relationships, particularly with schoolteacher Novalyne Price, to bring a fresh, objective perspective to Howard's life. Like his many characters, Howard was an enigma and an outsider. He spent his formative years visiting the four corners of Texas, experiences that left a mark on his stories. He was intensely devoted to his mother, whom he nursed in her final days, and whose impending death contributed to his suicide in 1936 when he was just thirty years old. Renegades and Rogues is an unequivocal journalistic account that situates Howard within the broader context of pulp literature. More than a realistic fantasist, he wrote westerns and horror stories as well, and engaged in avid correspondence with H. P. Lovecraft and other pulp writers of his day. Vick investigates Howard’s twelve-year writing career, analyzes the influences that underlay his celebrated characters, and assesses the afterlife of Conan, the figure in whom Howard's fervent imagination achieved its most durable expression.

The Robert E Howard ReaderThe Robert E Howard Reader



... Bonehunters (Erikson), 189 Bran Mak Morn series (Howard), 21, 34 Bran Mak Morn: The Last King (Howard), 190 "The Brazen Peacock" (Howard), 121 Brando, ...

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434411655

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Page: 212

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This anthology presents a wide range of analysis, criticism, and opinion about one of the most influential fantasy authors of the twentieth century, with contributions by such well-known writers and critics as: Poul Anderson, Fritz Leiber, George H. Scithers, L. Sprague de Camp, S. T. Joshi, Howard Waldrop, Steve Tompkins, Darrell Schweitzer, Leo Grin, Robert Weinberg, Mark Hall, Charles Hoffman, Don D'Ammassa, Robert M. Price, Gary Romeo, and Scott Connors. A "must buy" for every fan of Robert E. Howard.

KullKull



(Bran Mak Morn: The Last King, Del Rey, 2005, pp. 23–26) The “great sub-races” Howard alludes to suggest he was familiar with the ideas of Helena Blavatsky ...

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345495594

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In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. From his fertile imagination sprang some of fiction’s most enduring heroes. Yet while Conan is indisputably Howard’s greatest creation, it was in his earlier sequence of tales featuring Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding intellect of a philosopher, that Howard began to develop the distinctive themes, and the richly evocative blend of history and mythology, that would distinguish his later tales of the Hyborian Age. Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a fascinating character in his own right: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, only to find it as much a burden as a prize. This groundbreaking collection, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Justin Sweet, gathers together all Howard’s stories featuring Kull, from Kull’ s first published appearance, in “The Shadow Kingdom,” to “Kings of the Night,” Howard’ s last tale featuring the cerebral swordsman. The stories are presented just as Howard wrote them, with all subsequent editorial emendations removed. Also included are previously unpublished stories, drafts, and fragments, plus extensive notes on the texts, an introduction by Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay by noted editor Patrice Louinet. Praise for Kull “Robert E. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.”—David Gemmell “Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”—Stephen King “Howard was a true storyteller–one of the first, and certainly among the best, you’ll find in heroic fantasy. If you’ve never read him before, you’ re in for a real treat.”—Charles de Lint “For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”—H. P. Lovecraft

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror FictionEncyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction



... Kane (2004) The Coming of Conan the Barbarian (2004) The Black Stranger and Other American Tales (2005) Bran Mak Morn: The Last King (2005) HUBBARD, ...

Author: Don D'Ammassa

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109091

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Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on

The 13 Gates of the NecronomiconThe 13 Gates of the Necronomicon



Bran Mak Morn, the last king of the Picts, was the hero in a series of short stories written by Robert E. Howard, who was the creator of Conan the Barbarian ...

Author: Donald Tyson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738726298

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Thirteen points of entry. Locked gateways to magical realms of immense power—and danger, for the uninitiated. Within these pages are thirteen keys. Enter the Necronomicon and be forever changed. In this authentic sourcebook for magicians, occult scholar Donald Tyson uses H. P. Lovecraft’s story elements and characters—alien races, ancient sorceries, the Dreamlands, deities, witches, and ghouls—as the foundation for a workable and coherent system of modern ritual magic based on the thirteen true zodical constellations. This authoritative guide presents the essential elements of the Necronomicon mythos for use in esoteric practices such as dream scrying, astral projection, magical rites, and invocations.

Conan s BrethrenConan s Brethren



... Black Circle (2000) The Conan Chronicles Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon (2001) Bran Mak Morn: The Last King (2001) Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos ...

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575089907

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A sumptuous collection of epic fantasy heroes from the pen of Robert E. Howard, one of the true Masters of Fantasy Robert E. Howard was a pulpwriter who turned his hand to everything from historical adventure and detective stories to Western and boxing fiction - and invented the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery: it is for these tales of heroic fantasy and horror that he is best remembered. His mighty heroes - including an English Puritan adventurer sent on redressing grievous wrongs, the king of a mythical, antediluvian empire contemporary with Atlantis, a Pictish warrior-king - all these brothers of the sword and more bestrode the pages of WEIRD TALES and the other pulp magazines of the twenties and thirties. This companion volume follows on from the success of the first Gollancz Big Black Book featuring Howard's world-famous barbarian king, and contains all the stories featuring his brothers-in-arms, collected together in chronological order, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than eighty years ago. Compiled by and with an Afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and with cover image, frontispiece and internal pictures by the award-winning artist Les Edwards.

The Horror Stories of Robert E HowardThe Horror Stories of Robert E Howard



... Cimmerian The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane The Bloody Crown of Conan Bran Mak Morn: The Last King The Conquering Smord of Coman Kull: Exile of Atlanti, ...

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345509741

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Here are Robert E. Howard’s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters—Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them—roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa. The collection includes Howard’s masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Stephen King calls “one of the finest horror stories of [the twentieth] century,” a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation–and into the maw of its fatal secret. In “Black Canaan” even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers–and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. In these and other lavishly illustrated classics, such as the revenge nightmare “Worms of the Earth” and “The Cairn on the Headland,” Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre.