Book Haul: Bloodstone and Darkness Weaves by Karl Edward Wagner




I have been looking for these books for such a long time! Can’t believe I finally found some copies, and they are in good shape. In my quest to find awesome vintage Sword and Sorcery paperbacks I look everywhere I can locally. I know I can find some online but they are usually overpriced. I like to see the books in person and I hate the wait for them to ship. But I have never been able to find Kane books at my local haunts. I broke down and bought these two online. I have been following this Facebook page for a little while now and gave them a go. Brian’s and No BullJust Books were great to work with, fair prices, and it didn’t take forever to get my books. They have great Vintage paperbacks, you should go check them out.

Brian’s and No BullJust Books


These Kane books are fantastic, some of the best Sword and Sorcery ever. If you get the chance give them a read you won’t be disappointed. Big fan of Karl Edward Wagner!






Bloodstone by Karl Edward Wagner (1975) Cover art by Frank Frazetta

In the dark swamp, where toadmen croak and cower, slumbers a secret relic of the days when creatures from the stars ruled the earth. In the booty captured in a savage raid, Kane discovers a ring, a bloodstone which is key to the power that lies buried, inactive but not dead, within the forest. The Kane series of novels and stories by Karl Edward Wagner have been recognized as dark classics of the sword and sorcery genre.


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Darkness Weaves by Karl Edward Wagner (1978) Cover art by Frank Frazetta

Once Efrel was the beautiful consort of a king. Now she is a hideous creature who lives only for revenge. She has allies to aid her, but only Kane, the Mystic Swordsman, can rally her forces for battle. Only he can deliver the vengeance she has devised in her knowledge of black magic.


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  14 comments for “Book Haul: Bloodstone and Darkness Weaves by Karl Edward Wagner

  1. Stan Wagenaar
    November 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Wagner is one of the giants of the S&S elite. Great reading!

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  2. November 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Jealousy is an ugly attribute; but at this moment I am extremely jealous.

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  3. November 2, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Reblogged this on .

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  4. November 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I’m reading Night Winds right now. I love this old stuff, it has its own feel. Like getting a fix from another world.

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  5. November 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm


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    • November 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks! I am so glad I was able to find these!

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      • November 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm

        And what a find they are. Especially with those covers. I’ve been eyeing them for years but I live in New Zealand. Slim pickings here.

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      • November 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm

        First time I had seen some in great shape that were not a fortune so I snatched them up right away!

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  6. November 7, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Those blurbs alone are better than most fantasy fiction I have read. Are those from the back cover, or did you write them?

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    • November 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      I copied them from Amazon. I think they are from the Centipede Press editions. Thanks for checking out my post!


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