Early years in Durban[ edit ] Pessoa's birthplace: Pessoa was born in Lisbon on 13 June
The order of publication, however, does not coincide with the order in which the stories were written. This was the first Solomon Kane story ever published. In France, Kane finds a girl attacked by a gang of brigands led by a villain known as le Loup.
As she dies in his arms, Kane determines to avenge her death, and the trail leads from France to Africa, ending with Kane's first meeting with N'Longa.
In England, Kane is on his way to the hamlet of Torkertown, and must choose one of two paths, a route that leads through a moor or one that leads through a swamp. He is warned that the moor route is haunted and all travelers who take that road die, so he decides to investigate.
Kane goes to Africa on the trail of an English girl named Marylin Taferal, kidnapped from her home and sold to Barbary pirates by her cousin.
When he finds the hidden city of Negari, he encounters Nakari, "the vampire queen of Negari". In Africa again, Kane's old friend N'Longa the witch doctor from "Red Shadows" gives the Puritan a magic wooden staff, the Staff of Solomon, which will protect him in his travels.
Kane enters the jungle and finds a city of vampires. In Africa again, Kane encounters Arab slave traders busily engaged driving slaves to market. He rushes to save a girl whom the slavers are mistreating but is himself overwhelmed and taken prisoner. In Africa again, Kane comes across an entire village wiped out, and all of the roofs have been ripped off, as if by something attempting to get inside from above.
Also known as "The Blue Flame of Vengeance". On the English coast, Kane battles the Fishhawk and his fellow pirates in a historical action tale with no fantasy elements.
Writer John Pocsik was commissioned by Arkham House founder August Derleth to "edit" Howard's prose and to add a weird element for his anniversary anthology Over the Edge. Sprague de Camp and author Fritz Leiber are both reported to have thought highly of the "new" version.
Kane plays a minimal role in this story. A condemned wizard seeks revenge on the man who betrayed him. Just a few lines completed. Kane meets a shadowy ghost rider on the road. Both men head to the Baron's castle for a reckoning.
Kane comes across a lost city of Assyrians. Kane's old acquaintance, Jeremy Hawk, was once the king of an African lost civilization, and wants to resume that role. Other authors who completed these fragments[ edit ] Ramsey Campbell has completed Howard's three sizable fragments, and several compilations contain some of these collaborations.
The and Bantam editions in which Campbell's continuation and completion of Howard's fragments are printed do not delineate the exact spot at which the author changes.
The Castle of the Devil: The final Howard sentence is the following: Then calling to a man who had the appearance of a chief, he ordered him to walk between himself and Kane. This work contains a dialog exchange between Kane and a local man: Woe that I caused her tears.
In the Howard fragment, "Hawk of Basti," Kane says of this monarch, "She herself has lied to and betrayed the folk of my faith There is no other mention of Bess in the stories, but given the character of Kane, a story has been read between the lines: Bess and Kane have shared a love, but the wayfaring nature of Kane has forced him to pursue his adventures.
Perhaps he has planned to come home to start a family with Bess, but upon hearing of her death, breaks all connections to home and leaves again without returning. It is described as sharp-pointed on one end and with the head of a cat on the other, made of a wood that no longer exists on Earth.
The staff is covered with ancient hieroglyphs which, along with the cat's head, were added a very long time after the staff was created. Using the staff Kane can communicate over distances with N'Longa, and it has also been used to slay vampires and evil spirits.
Having carried it for an extended period seems to have endowed Kane with the ability to sense the presence of otherworldly beings. When Kane is taken prisoner by slavers, one of their party, "Yussef the Hadji", recognizes the staff for what it is.
He says the staff is older than the world itself and holds mighty magic. The cat-head is a representation of Bastand the priests of Bast used the staff in ancient Egypt.Solomon Kane is a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E.
Howard.A late 16th–early 17th century Puritan, Solomon Kane is a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its ph-vs.com adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back.
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