These are the complete adventures of Robert E. Howard's Bran Mak Morn. Bran is the last king of the Picts, an ancient race that is heading swiftly to oblivion due to bad breeding. Bran is the last pure-blooded Pict and struggles against all his advesaries, both the Romans and his own people. A lot of people are not too keen on this book because the stories in this book are written from a lot of different viewpoints...most of them not Bran's. But I think it's good to see a character through different characters' eyes. This is a great read for anyone that loves tales of adventure. Particularly good is the story "Worms of the Earth", a Lovecraftian-Mythos crossover with Bran. A lot of other Howard characters show up in this book, including Kull, Cormac, and Black Turlough. In fact, the last two stories are more Turlough stories...the last is a bonus story that doesn't have anything to do with Bran Mac Morn. This is a great book, though. I can't say enough good things about it!