Five Stars To Shadows In Zamboula

by sjbgilmour

Howard’s swashbuckling hero was more the Conan I prefer – that of the wandering mercenary and thief, than that of a leader of an army or pirate. As always, the writing is superb, with a rhythm and vocabulary that grips you from the very first sentence. Like so much of Howard’s work, Shadows in Zamboula’ story practically leaps off the page and, if you read in bed like I do, banishes sleep until the very last word.