Copyright © 1980 by Brian Lumley
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc.
Now! Tarra Khash: Hrossak! (US)
Classic Lovecraftian horror from one of the masters
of the form, British Fantasy Award-winner Brian Lumley.
Tarra Khash is a Hrossak, a barbarian from the steppes beyond the River Luhr.
A fearless adventurer, Tarra roves Theem-hdra in search of his next fortune,
his next drink, and warm, willing females to share his bed. The Hrossak is a
most fortunate man, for he has faced more than one god during his travels, and
so far escaped unscathed . . . .
Seeking to avenge the murder of a beautiful young woman of the half-mystical
Suhm-yi, Tarra joins forces with her husband, now the last of his kind. Each
worships a moon-god, and together, their faith and Tarra’s weapons wreak
a terrible vengeance on those who stole the treasure of the Suhm-yi and destroyed
that noble race.
Eager for wealth, Tarra is trapped by a wily old man who has lured him into plumbing
the depths of a treasure-filled cavern guarded by golden statues of the Great
God Cthulhu. Cthulhu’s treasure is not easily plundered, and Tarra nearly
loses his life to the monstrous forces of the Elder God.
Many men have met the lamia Orbiquita, but none have lived to tell of her extraordinary
powers of love-making—until Tarra Khash, who treats her as a woman wants
to be treated and so earns her forgiveness and his life. Alas, others who assume
her to be weakened by love for Tarra Khash are not so lucky!