Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Crossover Cover: The Valley of the Worm


In this story by Robert E. Howard, James Allison recounts how his past incarnation, the warrior Niord, slew the monstrous snake Satha.  In Howard’s “The Scarlet Citadel,” published in the January 1933 issue of Weird Tales, Conan slew a snake called Satha whose description is identical to the serpent killed by Niord. “The Valley of the Worm” takes place long before the Hyborian Age. Satha must have been resurrected through sorcery after his death at Niord’s hands, only to be slaughtered once more by Conan. The connection to Conan brings Howard’s James Allison stories into the CU.]

This crossover is one of hundreds included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

1 comment:

  1. I think Niord swears by some of the Hyborian gods in this story. I'm not sure since it's been awhile since I read it.