Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Skull of Silence - Robert E. Howard

Kull's adviser tells him about the ancient wizard Raama and the secrets he keeps hidden to protect the world. Kull and Brule can't resist a challenge, so off they go with some Red Slayers.

He gets a big shock when he gets there:
"Mortal, who are you to oppose me, who am older
than the gods? Before Life was, I was, and shall be
when Life dies. Before the invader Sound was born,
the Universe was silent and shall be again. For I shall
spread out through all the cosmos and kill Sound-kill
Sound-kill Sound-kill Sound!"

In this instance, the usually sensible King has an attack of the dumbarses, and only his immense willpower allows him to overcome the Silence.

3.5 out of 5

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