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There is a secret held inside an Indian burial mound, only a few know the secret and they have been sworn to secrecy… until someone became greed, deciding that there must be treasure hidden in the mound…


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There is a secret held inside an Indian burial mound, only a few know the secret and they have been sworn to secrecy… until someone became greed, deciding that there must be treasure hidden in the mound…

30 review for The Horror from the Mound

  1. 5 out of 5

    Eloy Cryptkeeper

    "sus pensamientos estaban tan lejos de amenazas sobrenaturales como puedan llegar a estarlo los de hombre alguno. Lo que tenía en mente era amargo, pero de orden material... Ni la cautela de uno ni el inconmovible escepticismo del otro iban a escudarles del horror que cayó sobre ellos, el horror que los hombres habían olvidado durante más de trescientos años, la espantable criatura monstruosamente resucitada de eras negras y perdidas" "Aquella tumba rota y profanada era la muda prueba de que la ti "sus pensamientos estaban tan lejos de amenazas sobrenaturales como puedan llegar a estarlo los de hombre alguno. Lo que tenía en mente era amargo, pero de orden material... Ni la cautela de uno ni el inconmovible escepticismo del otro iban a escudarles del horror que cayó sobre ellos, el horror que los hombres habían olvidado durante más de trescientos años, la espantable criatura monstruosamente resucitada de eras negras y perdidas" "Aquella tumba rota y profanada era la muda prueba de que la tierra era mucho más antigua que el hombre y, de pronto, la noche, las colinas y las sombras parecieron aplastar a Brill con un sentimiento de horrible antigüedad. Antes de que los ancestros de Brill hubiesen oído hablar de ella, largas generaciones de hombres habían vivido y muerto en aquella tierra. En la noche, entre las sombras de aquel mismo arroyo, los hombres, sin duda alguna, habían lanzado su último suspiro de mil maneras espantosas" 3.5* Steve Bril solía ser un Cowboy, Sus días de cabalgar Mustangs habían quedado en el pasado y ahora se dedicaba a labores de granjero en su propia granja al Oeste de Texas. Añorando antiguos días y sin el mejor pasar, se percata de un montículo lindante a la propiedad... El cual inmediatamente en su mete ociosa y codiciosa asocia con algún antiguo cementerio nativo, el cual albergaría tesoros escondidos por los antiguos colonos Europeos. Su propio vecino, de sangre nativa le advierte que no es ninguna tumba ancestral y que no va a encontrar calaveras y tesoros, si no algo mucho mas siniestro y antiguo. Sin embargo, este no puede dar mas detalles por un juramento familiar , por el cual la historia puede ser contada solamente de progenitor a hijo. Una historia precursora del Western Sobrenatural. Con detalles y mezcla de géneros bastante interesantes. Y mucha acción (digna de Howard). Nada de esperar justicia poética... pagan justos por pecadores.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Van Ness

    A really well written short story by one of the masters of fantasy and horror. It sends shivers up your spine while still dishing out plenty of action. A bit dated, Howard was kind of racist, but the writing holds up. For anyone who likes Conan try this out. The protagonist feels like one of his direct descendants. Fun read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Pickle.

    3.75*. My first R.E.H. (In print) - 1932. I’ll be reading more. Good bloodsucking bedtime read - if you don’t want to sleep.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Forked Radish

    Never dig in the dark.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marko Niemi

    Lost potential. A good horror story, but the experience is dragged down by a protagonist that talks a lil' too much about his bias against Mexicans and the like. Lost potential. A good horror story, but the experience is dragged down by a protagonist that talks a lil' too much about his bias against Mexicans and the like.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mark Stone

    There's nothing quite like reading a Robert E. Howard story. Love his characterizations and that does not disappoint here. He captures his characters in a way few outside a much longer winded Stephen King can. Good pacing, great descriptions, fine action. Not at the level of Howard's Conan stories, but then what is? There's nothing quite like reading a Robert E. Howard story. Love his characterizations and that does not disappoint here. He captures his characters in a way few outside a much longer winded Stephen King can. Good pacing, great descriptions, fine action. Not at the level of Howard's Conan stories, but then what is?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Liz

    Another weird tale from Howard. This is from the western horror genre. What happens when a cowboy turned farmer let's his curiosity and greed get the better of him and he decides to disturb an ancient burial mound? Howard knows how to create suspense and how to tell a creepy story. This was enhanced by the narration of Ian Gordon. Audible edition. A fun read. Another weird tale from Howard. This is from the western horror genre. What happens when a cowboy turned farmer let's his curiosity and greed get the better of him and he decides to disturb an ancient burial mound? Howard knows how to create suspense and how to tell a creepy story. This was enhanced by the narration of Ian Gordon. Audible edition. A fun read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anais

    I didn't know what to expect at first, but the story kept my attention. There might be a murderous being stalking the MC and he is about to discover that when the locals tell you to fk off a place, you better leave it alone. I have to say, old stories have a certain pace and use of language that really gets me. I didn't know what to expect at first, but the story kept my attention. There might be a murderous being stalking the MC and he is about to discover that when the locals tell you to fk off a place, you better leave it alone. I have to say, old stories have a certain pace and use of language that really gets me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Walter

    Great short story with a little twist. Though the "horror" would be something else. Great short story with a little twist. Though the "horror" would be something else.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Brock Books

    Exceeded my expectations. (view spoiler)[Is this the first vampire not located in Europe? (hide spoiler)] Exceeded my expectations. (view spoiler)[Is this the first vampire not located in Europe? (hide spoiler)]

  11. 5 out of 5

    JP

    I recently read through a large part of Lovecraft's work. It was interesting seeing the first of what eventually became the Lovecraftian Mythos, but there were still some issues with it--Lovecraft wasn't really the best when it came to plot or character and was very much a product of his times. If The Horror from the Mound is any indication, Howard took the feel of the world that Lovecraft had build and really built on it. The Horror from the Mound takes something that we've heard of a thousand I recently read through a large part of Lovecraft's work. It was interesting seeing the first of what eventually became the Lovecraftian Mythos, but there were still some issues with it--Lovecraft wasn't really the best when it came to plot or character and was very much a product of his times. If The Horror from the Mound is any indication, Howard took the feel of the world that Lovecraft had build and really built on it. The Horror from the Mound takes something that we've heard of a thousand times before (the vampire) and takes it in another direction. Well worth the read. If you'd like to listen to the story, Pseudopod had an excellent recording on their 11 Aug 2016 release: Pseudopod 503: The Horror from the Mound. On top of that, he created Conan and Solomon Kane? I'm going to have to read some more of his works.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    Brilliant vampire story, written with Howard's usual verve. An old American Indian burial chamber actually contains a vampire who was never properly staked. Quite short, but one of the great vampire stories in my opinion. Brilliant vampire story, written with Howard's usual verve. An old American Indian burial chamber actually contains a vampire who was never properly staked. Quite short, but one of the great vampire stories in my opinion.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Phillip

  14. 5 out of 5

    Vinnie

  15. 5 out of 5

    OTIS

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rajkumar Pagey

  17. 5 out of 5

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  18. 5 out of 5

    David Adkins

  19. 5 out of 5

    Anika

  20. 4 out of 5

    Pexa

  21. 4 out of 5

    Illusive

  22. 5 out of 5

    Esme

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carrot

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sidney

  25. 5 out of 5

    Illiana Villarreal

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sean

  27. 4 out of 5

    William Oarlock

  28. 4 out of 5

    M

  29. 5 out of 5

    Luciano Letizia

  30. 5 out of 5

    Slavica

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