Monday, 8 October 2012
a pirate ship;
armour and shield;
Conan's helmet, hauberk and shield;
a priest's mask;
an iron collar with keys;
the "Ax of Varanghi";
another set of armour.
Some of these illustrations might be reproduced somewhere on the internet although I could not find them on a cursory search. Despite the absence of action scenes among the interior illustrations, the book does have some graphic front covers which I have attached here and in previous posts.
Chapter II shows two ways to manipulate a man. Jehanan has been enslaved, chained and brutalised. Now, however, the priestess promises to " '...make of him what we need...' " by other means:
" 'Let him be bathed, anointed, well clad, well dined and wined. Let him have a soft bed in a beautiful room where the air is cool and fragrant. When he has rested, I will seek him out. Presently we shall know much more.' " (p. 16)
That sounds as if it might work but I will have to read on to find out.