Hell's Legionnaire (Stories from the Golden Age) (Paperback)
Galaxy Press (CA), 9781592123551, 137pp.
Publication Date: March 21, 2012
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (3/21/2011)
But Abd el Malek wants Ann alive--and in chains--subject to his every whim and fantasy. Dusty Colton, however, an American deserter from the French Foreign Legion, has a different idea and he's determined to give "The Killer" a taste of his own bloody medicine. The only problem is Dusty himself is wanted for murder.
Can Ann and Dusty team up and turn evil on its head? One thing's for sure--between Ann and the Hell's Legionnaire, the temperature is about to get even hotter.
Also includes the adventure stories, "The Barbarians," in which a Legionnaire sets out to avenge a savage killing and makes a stunning discovery; and "The Squad That Never Came Back," the story of a man who has uncovered the secret to a city of gold--a secret that could turn into a death sentence.
Experience the lust for power and the race to escape, as the Hell's Legionnaire brings all the passions of the desert to vivid life.
"Action-packed ... standout ... hard-core graphic." --Library Journal
* Awarded AudioFile's Best Audiobook of the Year Award for 2012.
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Praise For Hell's Legionnaire (Stories from the Golden Age)…
The title story of this Hubbard pulp
fiction reissue isn't actually the most interesting
of the three pulse-pounding
long short stoties in the collection. That
distinction goes to "The Squad That
Never Came Back," recounted in flashbacks
by an unnamed corporal in the
Foreign Legion stationed in Morocco. The
opening pulls readers in: "Back in Sidibel-
Abbes they still think that my squad
and I died in a miserable outpost on the
northern slope of the High Atlas
Mountains." The narrator reveals that he
alone survived to tell the tale, and proceeds
to relate how the remains of men
dead only two years were found buried in
an ancient Roman city after his squad became
obsessed with buried treasure. The
suspense is markedly more heightened
than in "Hell's Legionnaire," which almost
instantly presents an attractive
woman falling into the clutches of a lecherous
villain, who literally licks his lips at
having her in his power. (Mar.) - Publishers Weekly
The prolific Hubbard was a staple in pulp magazines of the 1930s-50s. He churned stories out in every genre—detective, Westerns, adventure, sf—he did it all. His tales were simple: loaded with tough men, beautiful babes, and tons of action. Legionnaire (1935) follows an American who joins the French Foreign Legion to escape a prison sentence. He goes up against the Berbers to try to save a captive American woman. VERDICT Hubbard is always a quick, fun read. Fans of pulp writing will eat these up.