Book Review 225 // Rattle of Bones by Robert E. Howard

In no way is this the official cover but the ebook I have didn't come with one so we are using this! I am continuing my adventures into the worlds of Robert E. Howard with the next installment of Solomon Kane the Rattle of Bones.

Title: Solomon Kane - Rattle of Bones

Author: Robert E. Howard

Blurb: A short adventure tale by the creator of Conan the Barbarian (quite possibly the worst blurb ever?)

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Solomon Kane, for me, has been a great ride so far; such a dour man of the 17th century. In his Puritan get-up, he is easy to imagine and has had enjoyable adventures so far through Africa. Considering these stories come from the 1920s into the 30s, they have been better than I had assumed. I've even reached a point where I am adding Kane tales to my wishlist on Audible, so we maybe see a lot of this character soon.

But back to the story. Set within the oppressive Black Forest, we join Kane and a new companion as they arrive at a Tavern. Inside is a friendly, aggressive-looking Inn Keeper that Kane cannot help but feel that he knows. As the story progresses, we end a tale of pure gothic horror with a gentle dash of bloody splatter. Turns out the real innkeeper is dead and has been replaced by Gaston the Butcher, a brutal bandit that lures travellers into his hellish home to rob and brutally kill!

I don't want to spoil too much of the fun, but it is a tale set in a lonely, oppressive forest with a deserted inn, bandits, skeletons and thrills. Really what more could you ask for on a cold winter's night. Great read, and I highly recommend this title.

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Hope you will check in next week and let me know what I should check out or what you have been reading.

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