Conan is clearly Howard's crown jewel. For the vivid and real pre-cataclysmic world he created is truly peerless for its time. And not much else has achieved its level since. Yet with Solomon Kane we have a diamond in the rough. And without a doubt Howard's most unique character as Kull and Conan are very similar to each other. A dark, brooding man who wants to right the wrongs of the world these short stories on Solomon Kane are an absolute fantastic read and show even more what a peerless master Howard was. Not only is there prose work within, there is also poetic work on Kane. I am so thankful to Del Ray for releasing these collections on Howard's greatest creations. And any lover of the written word should have these in their collection, too!!