When most folks think of Robert E. Howard, those that know who he is, they think of Conan the Barbarian, Kull the Conqueror, and maybe Red Sonja. They think of pulp tales of barbarians, monsters, and lost empires. They rarely think of his oddest and one of his least known creations – Solomon Kane. I’ll take a look at Howard’s most mysterious hero, after the jump.
There’s nothing quite like the overwhelmingly frightening realization that there are more things unknown in our universe than there are things known. There’s nothing as affecting as the times where we sit alone, quietly in the dark, and begin to wonder about all the irrational, nameless, strange and ancient forces that must surely influence our short-lived existence. And, of course, there’s no better time to shed light on those dark truths than now, this first week of October.
Let the investigation begin, then, with the horror, fantasy and science fiction writer, H.P. Lovecraft. But first, let me set the stage for you.