This is the first of Baen Books collected stories of Robert E. Howard. This collection focuses on his character Cormac Mac Art, an Irish pirate that is in league with a force of Danish Vikings. This is the complete stories focusing on this character with an extra story by David Drake that was culled from an old Howard outline. These are some good stories, focusing on a lot of the different aspcects of Howard's world. There are remnants of Atlantis, barbarian action, and even a taste of Howard's contribution to the Lovecraft Mythos. This is a great book and well worth the read.