The Phoenix on the Sword Chapter 2

By H.P. Lovecraft When I was a fighting-man, the kettle-drums they beat;The people scattered gold-dust before my horse’s feet;But now I am a great king, the people hound my trackWith poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.—The Road of KingsTHE ROOM was large and ornate, with rich tapestries on the polished panelled walls, […]

The Phoenix on the Sword Chapter 1

By H.P. Lovecraft “KNOW, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars—Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with […]

The Phoenix on the Sword

By Robert E. Howard Conan has recently seized the crown of Aquilonia from King Numedides after he strangled the tyrant upon his throne. However, his rule over Aqualonia is nonexistent, as Conan is more suited to swinging his broadsword than signing official documents with a stylus. The citizens of Aquilonia, who originally welcomed Conan as […]