Wolf of the Steppes

Wolf of the Steppes

The Complete Cossack Adventures, Volume One

Harold Lamb
Edited by Howard Andrew Jones
Introduction by S. M. Stirling

606 pages
1 map, 1 appendix

Paperback

July 2006

978-0-8032-8048-9

$24.95 Add to Cart

About the Book

Master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard’s favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb’s greatest hero, the wolf of the steppes, Khlit the Cossack. Journey now with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains and skill and a little luck.

Wolf of the Steppes is the first of a four-volume set that collects, for the first time, the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb and presents them in order: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never before appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features never-before reprinted essays Lamb wrote about his stories, informative introductions by popular authors, and a wealth of rare, exciting, swashbuckling fiction.

In this first volume, Khlit infiltrates a hidden fortress of assassins, tracks down the tomb of Genghis Khan, flees the vengeance of a dead emperor, leads the Mongol horde against impossible odds, accompanies the stunning Mogul queen safely through the land of her enemies, and much more. This is the stuff of grand adventure, from the pen of an American Dumas.

Author Bio

Harold Lamb (1892–1962), who wrote biographies and screenplays as well as historical fiction, is best remembered today for his tales of Cossacks and Crusaders. Howard Andrew Jones is the editor in chief of the online journal Sword and Sorcery and of the e-zine Flashing Swords. S. M. Stirling is the author of many works of science fiction and alternate history, including the acclaimed Draka series and Dies the Fire.

Praise

“One of the finest adventure fiction writers of the twentieth century.”—Robert Weinberg

“Lamb knew how to write straight-ahead adventure the way Michelangelo knew how to paint.”—S. M. Stirling

“They are tales of wild adventure, full of swordplay, plots, treachery, startling surprises, mayhem, and massacre, laid in the most exotic setting that one can imagine and still stay in a known historical period on this planet.”—L. Sprague de Camp

“All ten of the stories are entertaining, highly imaginative, excellently edited and presented.”—Paradox

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