Tarra Khash is a Hrossak, a barbarian from the steppes beyond the River Luhr. A fearless adventurer, Tarra roves Theem-hdra in search of his next fortune, his next drink, and warm, willing females to share his bed. The Hrossak is a most fortunate man, for he has faced more than one god during his travels and - so far - has escaped unscathed.
Seeking to avenge the murder of a beautiful young woman of the half-mystical Suhm-yi race, Tarra joins forces with her husband, now the last of his kind. Each worships a moon-god, and together their faith and Tarra's weapons wreak a terrible vengeance on those who stole the treasure of the Suhm-yi.
Eager for wealth, Tarra is trapped by a wily old man who has lured him into plumbing the depths of a treasure-filled cavern guarded by golden statues of the Great God Cthulhu. But Cthulhu's treasure is not easily plundered, and Tarra nearly loses his life to the monstrous forces of the Elder God.
Many men have met the lamia Orbiquita, but none have lived to tell of her extraordinary powers of love-making - until Tarra Khash, who treats her as a woman wants to be treated and thus earns her forgiveness and his life. Alas, others who assume her to be weakened by her love for Tarra Khash are not so lucky!
Brian Lumley is the internationally bestselling author of the Necroscope and Vampire World series. Both of these epics have gained a huge and loyal following and have demonstrated a breadth of imagination and scope to rival the greats: Poe, Lovecraft and King. A career British Army Military Policeman for over twenty years, he has been a full-time writer since the army. Brian has just been awarded the title of Grandmaster of Horror by the 1998 World Horror Covention. Previous winners of this accolade include Clive Barker, Stephen King and Peter Straub.