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The Lion's Teeth

One of my favorite quotes of all time is from the pages of King Solomon’s Mines. The story itself is riveting, outrageous, funny, gory, fascinating, perilous, heart rending . 97 more words


Read Recently -- December 2015 -- Adventures on the edge of fantasy

The Shadow Throne: book two of the Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler

This sequel to The Thousand Names (here) takes us back to Vordan. The King is dying and many forces are scrambling to seize control in the wake of his passing; Colonel Janus bet Vhalnich needs to be there. 754 more words

A fine weird imagination

H Rider Haggard King Solomon’s Mines
Reader’s Digest Association 1996 (1885)

Haggard wrote this as a reaction to Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883); he believed he could write a more exciting novel, leading him in… 976 more words


She (1935)

I can see how H. Rider Haggard’s novel She might be difficult to adapt to film; the book is half description of scenery and ruined civilizations and half conversation with the mysterious  849 more words


She: A History of Adventure - H. Rider Haggard

Waiting 2,000 years for your reincarnated lover to appear? “Someday my prince will come?” Narrator Horace Holly calls it constancy. I call it delusion. It’s that kind of book and I couldn’t help filling my kindle with nearly a hundred notes expressing exasperation and disbelief. 1,259 more words


Beauty of Death Takes Gold, Contract Received; "Tears" 25 Percent Off this Weekend Only in PMMP Sale

Independent Legions Publishing is seeking original horror stories in English language for the new eBook Anthology THE BEAUTY OF DEATH, edited by Alessandro Manzetti, to be published in April, … 402 more words


"She" by H. Rider Haggard

I so enjoyed Michael Dirda’s review of this in his book Classics for Pleasure that I thought I would love the story. I didn’t.

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