Volume 5 of my H. Rider Haggard Anthology contains the remaining three "Allan Quatermain" novels not previously included, together with three short stories. These should ideally be read after the "series" of books included in previous volumes, but do not fit into these series in any particular place. These books are:
1. Maiwa's Revenge
Adventure fantasy. Maiwa is a woman on the road to revenge, and it's a doozy when she gets it!
African fantasy adventure, set before "King Solomon's Mines". More of Allan's fantastic adventures, and a lost race. Heu-Heu is a gorilla-monster who receives human sacrifices, the original of Robert E. Howard's similar creations.
3. The Treasure of the Lake
Allan returns in a very good fantasy adventure making use of themes of dream-magic, occult powers of varied sorts, treasure, and reincarnation. An excellent read!
This volume also includes three Allan Quatermain short stories: "Hunter Quatermain's Story", "A Tale of Three Lions", and "Long Odds", all of which describe hunting adventures.
That's all the "Allan Quatermain" stories now. I hope you enjoy them - Allan Quatermain is one of my very favourite fictional characters, and sadly forgotten today. In subsequent volumes of this anthology I'll start on some of Haggard's other works, many of which are terrific reads.
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