Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Delcardes' Cat - Robert E. Howard

Kull is being harassed over whether one particular noblewoman can marry down, so to speak. He couldn't care less, and says whatever.

A more sinister plot involves an ancient cat that can apparently talk, and foretell the future. It gives Kull some advice, and he goes off searching for Brule the Spear-Slayer, who is apparently in monster trouble.

Not the case though, as Kull encounters an underwater civilisaiton, some monsters, and no sign of Brule.

Returning home after adventures, he realises the talking cat is a dupe, and the ventriloquial masterpiece is performed by none other than Thulsa Doom.

4.5 out of 5

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