Sword's Edge: Paintings Inspired by the Works of Robert E. Howard
Underwood Books
Year :
September 2010
Book No. : ISBN: 978-1-59929-053-9
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 48
Cover art : Sanjulian
Illustrations : Sanjulian, Hugh Rankin, John Forte, Margaret Brundage, Frank Frazetta, Barry Windsor-Smith
       Sword's Edge: Paintings Inspired by the works of Robert E. Howard
Other editions:

"Writer Et Artists" by Arnie Fenner (Introduction)  
Excerpt from "The Phoenix on the Sword"
"What do I know of cultured ways . . ."

Excerpt from a letter to H.P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1933,
"Glad we got the physical-mental question . . ."

Excerpt: "It seems to me that many writers . . ."
Excerpt from a letter to H.P. Lovecraft, ca. April 1932,
"At last I’ve gotten around . . ."
Excerpt: "I've been working on a new character . . ."

Excerpt from "The Phoenix on the Sword"
"Know, oh prince, that between . . ."

Excerpt from "The Phoenix on the Sword"
"As a pebble cast into a dark lake . . ."

Excerpt from "The Scarlet Citadel"
"Cold sweat beaded his skin . . ."

Excerpt from "The Tower ostorypf the Elephant"
"And suddenly all fear and repulsion . . ."

Excerpt from "Black Colossus"
"Again she shuddered, I am cursed . . ."

Excerpt from "Rogues in the House"
"Thak's giant strength was swiftly prevailing . . ."

Excerpt from "Shadows in the Moonlight"
"This was less a struggle between man . . ."

Excerpt from "Queen of the Black Coast"
"In an instant he was the center of a hurricane . . ."

Excerpt from "Queen of the Black Coast"
"And she danced, like the spin of a desert . . ."

Excerpt from "A Witch Shall Be Born"
"Conan stared at that expanse of empty waste . . ."

Excerpt from "The Vale of Lost Women"
"Livia gave back with a moaning cry . . ."

Excerpt from "Red Nails"
"What matter? he laughed. . ."

Excerpt from "Gods of the North"
"Call the rest of your brothers! he cried . . ."

Excerpt from "Queen of the Black Coast"
"Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood . . ."

Edited by Arnie Fenner, Cathy Fenner, and Manuel Auad
Many of the paintings within this volume are from published books by REH. Some of the paintings were commisioned for a Conan calendar project that did not reach fruition and are previously unpublished.
Editorial error:
The excerpt on page 36 is a repeat of the excerpt on page 34 from
"A Witch Shall Be Born." The illustration for which the excerpt is intended is from "Red Nails."