Three other Howard's books to be added to the result of my bibliothecary excavations. I'll make it short, these three are not essential, while being quite enjoyable to read, of course. Dennis Dorgan could have been named Steve Costigan, as there are so many similarities shared by the two characters. Besides, François Truchaud doesn't say something else in his introductory words. It should be noted however that the cover art work is somewhat contradictory with the humourous tone of the rowdy adventures of this boxing sailor.
Vulmea The Dark Pirate (sp?) is another character created by REH to find new markets for his abundant production. Again, the hero could be replaced by another "howardian" character . This was done by Sprague de Camp when he used the frame of two stories in this volume to add new tales to the Conan saga.
Le Manoir de la terreur est un autre recueil de nouvelles fantastico-policières dans le style de celles présentes dans Le Chien de la Mort ou de La Main de la Déesse Noire, que je vous ai déjà présentées.
The Manor of Dread is another collection of new fantastic / police short stories in the style of those present in The Hound of Death (sp?) or The Hand of the Black Goddess (sp?), I've already submitted here.
Blood Pact by Dan Abnett is another book that could be classified as non essential but enjoyable. This is the twelfth volume of the adventures of Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and his regiment, the Tanith First and Only. What is interesting in Abnett is the profusion of details that make credible the 41st millennium in which his characters evolve. And he also knows when to take liberties in the interest of consistency of his narrative, with the official Games Workshop "fluff". My copy is in English, but for those interested, the series is translated by the Bibliothèque Interdite.
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Something completely different now with Model Masterclass Volume 1 published by Forge World. The author, Phil Stutcinskas now part of the FW staff, but formerly skimmed the military modelling scene , including having won the Euromilitaire 2006 Best of Show in 2006 with this (more pictures here):
We are therefore with someone who knows what he is talking about speakinf of of vehicle models and who shares his secrets with lavishly illustrated step-by-steps. As nonetheless a "Masterclass", a certain know-how is supposed from the reader. A book I recommend you warmly, but unfortunately restricted to english spoken readers ...