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Tarra Khash: Hrossak!

Tarra Khash: Hrossak!

Tales of the Primal Land

Brian Lumley

Tor Books




Classic Lovecraftian horror from one of the masters of the form, British Fantasy Award-winner Brian Lumley.

Tarra Khash is a Hrossak, a barbarian from the steppes beyond the River Luhr. A fearless adventurer, Tarra roves Theem-hdra in search of his next fortune, his next drink, and warm, willing females to share his bed. The Hrossak is a most fortunate man, for he has faced more than one god during his travels, and so far escaped unscathed . . . .

Seeking to avenge the murder of a beautiful young woman of the half-mystical Suhm-yi, Tarra joins forces with her husband, now the last of his kind. Each worships a moon-god, and together, their faith and Tarra's weapons wreak a terrible vengeance on those who stole the treasure of the Suhm-yi and destroyed that noble race.

Eager for wealth, Tarra is trapped by a wily old man who has lured him into plumbing the depths of a treasure-filled cavern guarded by golden statues of the Great God Cthulhu. Cthulhu's treasure is not easily plundered, and Tarra nearly loses his life to the monstrous forces of the Elder God.

Many men have met the lamia Orbiquita, but none have lived to tell of her extraordinary powers of love-making—until Tarra Khash, who treats her as a woman wants to be treated and so earns her forgiveness and his life. Alas, others who assume her to be weakened by love for Tarra Khash are not so lucky!

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Chapter One

In the coastal, tropical forests east of Thinhla, lost amid creeper-cursed and vine-entwined ruins of an ancient city—where orchids took root in crumbling courtyards and shifty-eyed chameleons swayed atop the slumping...


Praise for Tarra Khash: Hrossak!

“Lumley deserves a wide audience among those who love Anne Rice . . . John Grisham . . . and Stephen King.” —VOYA

“Since reading Lumley's "Necroscope" series, I know that vampires really do exist!” —H. R. Giger

“Lumley excels at depicting heroes larger than life and horrors worse than death.” —Publishers Weekly

“Lumley is obviously very bright, articulate, and in possession of an incredibly wild imagination.” —Rapport

“Lumley uses language deftly to conjure his alien universe.” —Publishers Weekly

“I'm impressed with Lumley's talent. He's obviously one of the best writers in the field.” —John Farris

“An accomplished wordsmith, Lumley wields a pen with the deft skill of a surgeon, drawing just enough blood to titillate without offending his readers.” —The Phoenix Gazette

“Lumley's strength is in his jovial voice, a diction that dominates the narrative. Lumley's love of his pulp-horror subjects is gleefully apparent. He revels in every telling detail, in stories-within-stories and convoluted histories.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Whether humorous or atmospheric and chilling, Lumley's tales are delightful.” —Booklist

“For fans of Brian Lumley and anyone who enjoys Lovecraft. Well written, displaying Lumley's skill at world building.” —Midwest Book Review on Harry Keogh: Necroscope and Other Weird Heroes

“A faithful tribute by veteran fantasist Lumley to horror author H.P. Lovecraft. A good addition to most libraries' horror collections and a title with special appeal to fans of the Cthulhu mythos.” —Library Journal on Beneath the Moors and Darker Places

“Nightmarish in a manner obviously inspired by Lovecraft . . . long hard to find in the US. Lumley succeeds at spine-chilling creepiness. Juicy indeed--worthy additions to the mythos and the horror genre alike.” —Booklist on Beneath the Moors and Darker Places

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About the author

Brian Lumley

Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope series of vampire novels. The first Necroscope, Harry Keogh, also appears in a collection of Lumley's short fiction, Harry Keogh and Other Weird Heroes, along Titus Crow and Henri Laurent de Marigny, from Titus Crow, Volumes One, Two, and Three, and David Hero and Eldin the Wanderer, from the Dreamlands series.

An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Brian Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television.

When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England.

Brian Lumley

Barbara Ann Lumley

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