Moon of Skulls collects Robert E. Howard’s fiction and poetry published in Weird Tales Magazine from October 1929 to November 1930, plus one from Oriental Stories. These works represent literary stepping-stones to Howard’s infamous Cthulhu mythos stories and his most famous character of all — Conan the Cimmerian — and ably demonstrate that each of Howard’s stories improved and added to his formidable skills as a master of fantasy and adventure. Continuing the collection of Howard’s fiction and poetry in order of publication, Volume Two of The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard picks up where Volume One left off — at one of the most startling and controversial Howard stories of all: Skull-Face, a potent combination of gothic themes and oriental mystique!
Included in this volume are: “The Gothic Orient,” by Mark Finn (introduction), “Skull-Face,” “Dead Man’s Hate,” “The Fearsome Touch of Death,” “A Song out of Midian,” “Shadows on the Road,” “The Moon of Skulls,” “The Hills of the Dead,” “Black Chant Imperial,” and “The Voice of El-Lil.”
Edited by Paul Herman. Cover by Stephen Fabian.