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Son of the White Wolf [PDF / Epub] ★ Son of the White Wolf By Robert E. Howard – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Francis Xavier Gordon, hero of The Lost Valley of Iskander and Three Bladed Doom, was a living legend in the middle and far East They called him El Borak, The Swift, a title earned by his uncanny abil the White Epub Ý Francis Xavier Gordon, hero of The Lost Valley of Iskander and Three Bladed Doom, was a living legend in the middle and far East They called him El Borak, The Swift, a title earned by his uncanny ability with gun, knife and swordNow the Son of MOBI :Ê mighty El Borak must stretch his strength and vision to the limit in order to prevent a Turkish rebellion, protect a rich hermit from murder, and stop a dangerous Emir from seizing control of India Three of El Borak s most amazing adventures, in Son of the White PDF È of the White WolfCover Illustration Peter A Jones Contents Blood of the Gods Country of the Knife Son of the White Wolf.


10 thoughts on “Son of the White Wolf

  1. Derek Derek says:

    Howard went in different directions for his El Borak stories versus his Kirby O Donnell ones, despite their surface similarities of both being rootin tootin sharpshootin WASP adventurers in Afghanistan at about the same time period El Borak is explicitly a political creature, becoming involved in the conflicts of the region, and having tribal allies and enemies, while Kirby O Donnell is a treasure hunter and troublemaker Of them I prefer El Borak, whose entanglements areinteresting.It Howard went in different directions for his El Borak stories versus his Kirby O Donnell ones, despite their surface similarities of both being rootin tootin sharpshootin WASP adventurers in Afghanistan at about the same time period El Borak is explicitly a political creature, becoming involved in the conflicts of the region, and having tribal allies and enemies, while Kirby O Donnell is a treasure hunter and troublemaker Of them I prefer El Borak, whose entanglements areinteresting.It s a pity that Howard never saw fit for them to cross paths But, given that they are both unmatched combatants and riflemen, all thews and spring steel and densely packed musculature in the standard Howardian hero type, a conflict between them may have resulted in the sudden collapse of the universe.El Borak, in The Country of the Knife , finds himself in the outlaw city of Rub El Harami ruled by strongmen, divided by factions, filled with bandits, a secret treasure within which I couldn t help but compare to Shahrazar, from Kirby O Donnell s The Treasure of Tartary


  2. Leothefox Leothefox says:

    El Borak Robert E Howard s American character Gordon has high adventure among warring tribes in Afghanistan and does Afghanistan stuff better than Afghanistan people do today the word for this type of adventure story is mighty whitey It shows off the type of war of wills masculine posturing that gives Howard s works their dramatic edge, plus an extraordinary level of research which makes them immersive Previous to this I d read the El Borak novella Three Bladed Doom which really pul El Borak Robert E Howard s American character Gordon has high adventure among warring tribes in Afghanistan and does Afghanistan stuff better than Afghanistan people do today the word for this type of adventure story is mighty whitey It shows off the type of war of wills masculine posturing that gives Howard s works their dramatic edge, plus an extraordinary level of research which makes them immersive Previous to this I d read the El Borak novella Three Bladed Doom which really pulled out all the stops, with warfare, history, fantasy elements, monsters Edgar Rice Burroughs would have been proud of that one The three stories here are slightly different The title story, which comes last, Son of the White Wolf involves the Turkish part of World War 1 and a mutinous faction that decides to start a new empire by renouncing Islam, slaughtering some villagers, and kidnapping a female German spy for some reason Naturally El Borak becomes embroiled, rescues the lady, gets an enemy tribe on his side and arranges a nifty standoff at a well This one is the shortest and weakest of the bunch, it came out in December of 1936 and Howard left us in June, so maybe he was a tad rushed It was a little too cut and dry in the end, like one of the throwaway Conans Blood of the Gods is a giddy thing, with some Brit villains torturing information out of an Arab, only for the guy to be killed by a shot through a window It s all about treasure hunters trying to get these much sought after rubies from a Russian guy who has gone into the desert to be a mystic and is El Borak s pal This is one is primarily about El Borak and villainous Englishman, Hawkston, under siege in these caves from this band of cutthroats The complication there being that everybody wants to torture Al Wazir, the Russian guy, for his rubies, but he has gone stark raving mad The longest, middlest, and probably best is The Country of the Knife which follows and American named Stuart Brent from San Francisco to the mysterious East where he is captured by agents of the evil and secret Black Tigers and taken to a secret city of thieves Brent got a secret from a dying man and went in search of El Borak, and El Borak is around for most of the story, but he is cleverly in disguise, so don t ask me which one he is This one also has a Russian dude who is head of The Black Tigers and wants the gold hidden in The Cave of Shaitan You ve got adventure, treasures, political upheaval, full on war, secret societies, that secret city, a slave auction, sword fighting, tons of shooting, secret passages, hostages, disguises, a masked executioner, that spy lady, massacres, globe trotting, changing loyalties, double crossing, hopeless desert treks complete with pursuing cutthroats, men elevated to kings, sudden recognitions, the mysteries of The Orient , European interference, and general purpose Afghanistan Lucky for me there areof these stories out there This wasn t the delightful pressure cooker that Three Bladed Doom was, but there were lots of goodies here


  3. Michael Michael says:

    Visceral desert adventure with Francis Xavier Gordon in early 20th century Afghanistan, with a foray into Turkey.Gordon is known as El Borak, The Swift , amongst the desert tribes,due to his almost supernatural reflexes He s an American gunfighter who s found his place among the tribal factions of the east and the spymasters of the western imperial powers.Loved, feared or hated in equal measure by those who ve crossed his path, depending upon whether they ve earned his trust or enmity, Gordon Visceral desert adventure with Francis Xavier Gordon in early 20th century Afghanistan, with a foray into Turkey.Gordon is known as El Borak, The Swift , amongst the desert tribes,due to his almost supernatural reflexes He s an American gunfighter who s found his place among the tribal factions of the east and the spymasters of the western imperial powers.Loved, feared or hated in equal measure by those who ve crossed his path, depending upon whether they ve earned his trust or enmity, Gordon is indomitably loyal, implacably vengeful Although, like all of Howard s heroes, Gordon is an unbeatable fighter, he s at his best in these stories when he s playing off the opposing sides vying for power at this crossroads of political intrigue


  4. Timothy Boyd Timothy Boyd says:

    Robert E Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E Howard s stories I am a purist when it comes to a writers works I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period Don t read this book unless you just can t find any others of Howard s unedited books to read Message me if you need a li Robert E Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E Howard s stories I am a purist when it comes to a writers works I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period Don t read this book unless you just can t find any others of Howard s unedited books to read Message me if you need a list of what is good from this awesome fantasy and action writer


  5. Scott Schmidt Scott Schmidt says:

    First time reading Howard s El Borak desert swash buckler and overall I enjoyed it The first story in this collection, Blood of the Gods, is fantastic, but the other two are simply average However, I am looking forward to reading the rest of this character s adventures.


  6. Ronald Ronald says:

    read SOMETIME in 2001 I don t think I read this edition with this frontispiece


  7. Charles Charles says:

    More El Borak stories.


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