Monday, December 15, 2014

Season 3, Episode 02 - Red Shadows

"Warily he advanced, his eyes striving to pierce the darkness that brooded under the trees. This was a wild and menacing country; death might be lurking under those trees. Then his hand fell away from the hilt and he leaned forward. Death indeed was there, but not in such shape as might cause him fear.

"The fires of Hades!" he murmured. "A girl! What has harmed you, child? Be not afraid of me."

The girl looked up at him, her face like a dim white rose in the dark.

"You--who are--you?" her words came in gasps.

"Naught but a wanderer, a landless man, but a friend to all in need." The gentle voice sounded somehow incongruous, coming from the man."
"Men will die for this..."

 Greetings again, fellow travelers on the Road of Vengeance! We embark once again down for another leg of our journey with Solomon Kane - this time our sojourn takes us from the hills and forests of France to the shores of Africa all in the name of vengeance! The story is Red Shadows (read it on Project Gutenberg Australia), and it was published in the August 1928 issue of Weird Tales. The world gets its first glimpse at Solomon Kane via this story, and we spend a significant amount of time dissecting it.

Next time - Rattle of Bones! (Read it on Project Gutenberg Australia!)

Some "One Things" for you to check out:

Satan is Alive: A Tribute to Mercyful Fate and Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost!

Treat yo'self to a Good Old Game at

Doom Patrol! (Merry Doomsmas!

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Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. 

Our closing theme for this episode is The Turkish Song of the Damned by The Pogues. No explanation needed - The Pogues rock, and this is a song about supernatural nautical vengeance. Seems fitting, yes? All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

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