I read the ACE Books of Robert E. Howard’s Almuric back in the Sixties. I’ve had the Planet Stories edition with Joe R. Lansdale’s enthusiastic Introduction for a few years so it seemed time to reread this “restored” edition. Like Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars novels and Otis Adelbert Kline’s and Michael Moorcock’s imitations, Robert E. Howard sends his hero, Esau Cairn, to a savage planet. Esau Cairn will remind you of Conan. There’s plenty of action as Cairn takes on an entire evil empire. Fans of Burroughs, Kline, and Moorcock will find much to enjoy in Almuric.