Hawks of Outremer is an adventure story by Robert E. Howard. Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, our protagonist, a half-Norman, half-Gael Knight who is taking part in the Third Crusade. Excerpt: "Sir Rupert looked curiously at his friend. Separated from Cormac's native land by a width of sea and the breadth of Britain, the Norman knew but little of the affairs in that far isle. But he knew vaguely that Cormac's life had not been an easy one. Hated by the Irish and despised by the Normans, he had paid back contempt and ill-treatment with savage hate and ruthless vengeance. It was known that he owned a shadow of allegiance only to the great house of Fitzgerald, who, as much Welsh as Norman, had even then begun to take up Irish customs and Irish quarrels."
Acerca de Robert E. Howard
R. E. Howard (Texas, 1906-1936) escribió decenas de relatos que vieron la luz en la revista Weird Tales, donde publicaban H. P. Lovecraft o Clark Ashton Smith. Su héroe más popular, Conan, generó una larga colección de cómics y adaptaciones cinematográficas. Además de fantasía, redactó historias de boxeo, al que era muy aficionado, aventuras orientales y del Oeste.