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by Howard Andrew Jones,David Drake,Harold Lamb

Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Howard Andrew Jones,David Drake,Harold Lamb
ISBN: 0803280491
ISBN13: 978-0803280496
Language: English
Publisher: Bison Books; 1 edition (July 1, 2006)
Pages: 636
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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.

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. David Drake is a prolific author of fantasy and science fiction, including the Lord of the Isles series and the Raj Whitehall series. Series: The Complete Cossack Adventures (Book 2).

Warriors of the Steppes is volume two of Harold Lamb’s tales of Cossacks and other adventurers in 17th century Asia. Lamb was one of the top writers for Adventure, the premier pulp magazine for swashbuckling tales in the 1920s and ‘30s. Warriors picks up where Wolf of the Steppe leaves off. The central figure is Khlit the Cossack, a peripatetic and aging warrior Warriors of the Steppes is volume two of Harold Lamb’s tales of Cossacks and other adventurers in 17th.

Warriors of the Steppes is the second in a four-volume set that collects, for the first time, the complete Cossack . 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.

Cossack Adventures, Volume Two (v. 2) or any other file from Books category This second volume collects all five tales of Khlit’s greatest friend, the valorous Abdul Dost, and Dost’s comrade Sir Ralph.

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Life across the Roof of the World is more dangerous than ever as Khlit teams up with Abdul to thwart a gang of kidnappers, stamp out a cult of stranglers, save the dazzling Retha, and reluctantly lead an Afghani rebellion against the forces of the Mogul.

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.

Warriors of the Steppes is the second in 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.

This second volume collects all five tales of Khlit’s greatest friend, the valorous Abdul Dost, and Dost’s comrade Sir Ralph Weyand. Life across the Roof of the World is more dangerous than ever as Khlit teams up with Abdul to thwart a gang of kidnappers, stamp out a cult of stranglers, save the dazzling Retha, and reluctantly lead an Afghani rebellion against the forces of the Mogul. Contained herein are the three never-before-collected stories of Khlit the Cossack, including the short novel The Curved Sword.

 

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Anayaron
Harold Lamb is probably the greatest forgotten pulp writer of the 20th century and this book is an excellent series of highly entertaining stories that are incredibly well researched when you consider how hard it was for an American to get in-depth knowledge of 17th century Central Asia back in the 1910's. Your average pulp writer of the time never cared about historical accuracy, but Lamb's fiction is exceptional at putting you in a very little known piece of history and making it feel alive and real.
EROROHALO
One cannot praise Lamb enough. Full of historical and cultural facts he never let's it intrude or slow down the narrative. His characters come alive and you are there with them. I wish we had someone who could even come close for sheer story telling today. Read all his books published by Bison if you love history and adventure. 5 stars.
Lightbinder
I found out about Lamb from a Wall Street Journal book review of the first volume of Howard Andrew Jones' collection of Lamb stories. Having read the second volume, I am just flabbergasted that I had never heard of Harold Lamb before. He is a fabulous writer, and an excellent historian, to boot. In David Drake's introduction to this volume, he praises Lamb's stories but also suggests that the characters are sometimes a bit inhuman--emotionally unsympathetic. I sort of see why Drake might say this, but I think he's wrong. Lamb really inhabits a lost world, and his characters are part of that world. They lead hard, violent lives. They are accustomed to cruelty in nature and in mankind. The two characters who feature most prominently in this collection--Khlit and the Afghan warrior, Abdul Dost--are not the most effusive of men, but they are richly portrayed. The final story in this volume, "The Curved Sword" (a short novel), describes the culmination of the unlikely friendship between these two great warriors, one a Christian and a Cossack, the other a Muslim and a servant of the Mogul. It is one of the best stories--short or long--I have ever read. Lamb achieves great emotional depth with remarkably spare prose. Two scenes in "Curved Sword" are outstanding examples of this: the first describes Khlit's parting from Abdul Dost, as he seeks an audience with the Mogul, leaving the latter left to defend his people without his trusted companion in arms; the second occurs at the end of the novel, the details of which I will omit. Both are deeply moving.

Lamb should be read by anyone who loves a adventure, historical fiction. It's a crime that he is not more widely known. Many readers may come upon Lamb via Robert Howard, who was an avid reader of Lamb's stories. With all respect to Howard, Lamb is a better writer. Forgive me for writing such a scattered review. I'll end it by saying that I am really, really glad that Mr. Jones and Bison books have given readers today the opportunity to discover Lamb for themselves.
santa
Reading this volume proved to me that my initial opinion of the worthiness of Lamb's was correct! I enjoyed this set of stories even more than I did those in Volume One. The last story in particular ranks right up there with some of Steven Spielberg's best adventure story lines! Well worth your time!
Modar
When your fans include Robert E. Howard, David Drake and SM Stirling, you must be doing something right. Such is the case with Harold Lamb. In this second volume of Lamb's "Cossack" adventures, the stories get better and better as you progress through the book. Considering that the first tale is excellent, you can't go wrong buying this book. If you are a fan of swashbuckling adventure, you owe it to yourself to check out Harold Lamb.
Fonceiah
An outstanding collection, far surpassing Volume One.

Gives the reader an appreciation for Afghans' resentment of foreign imperialism. Battle scenes in the last story are Tolkienesque.
Wilalmaine
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Amazing story telling. Harold Lamb is even better than today's writers. I don't think I've read any present day writers who write like Lamb does. Absolutely top-notch reading. I wish he was still alive and writing these kinds of adventure stories.
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