In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard. The Cairn on the Headland first appeared in the January 1933 issue of Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror. It can be classified as a Cthulhu Mythos type tale, but more steeped in Norse Mythology and Irish history than Lovecraft’s aliens. .
The Cairn on the Headland focuses on an American named James O’Brien. The story is set sometime in the 1920’s near Dublin, Ireland, O’Brien an archaeologist or possibly anthropologist is there under the pretense of a vacation, but in reality he was forced to come by a man named Ortali. For several years Ortali has been using an unfortunate incident in O’Brien’s past to blackmail him.
I would like to thank David Drage, AKA Ironmammoth for allowing me to use his reading of The Cairn on the Headland.
The Cairn on the Headland eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601721h.html
Robert E. Howard Del Rey Books on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/l9jnh7z
David Drage’s Website: http://ironmammoth.blogspot.co.uk/
David Drage’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ironmammoth
REH and the Battle of Clontarf Essays by Keith Taylor:
Here Was Ragnarok The Fall of the Gods! Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=25555
Here Was Ragnarok The Fall of the Gods! Part 2: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=25571
Here Was Ragnarok The Fall of the Gods! Part 3: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=25573
The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/
REH Forums: http://conan.com