The Lost Valley of Iskander

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"The Lost Valley of Iskander"
Author Robert E. Howard
Country United States
Language English
Series El Borak
Genre(s) Adventure
Published in The Lost Valley of Iskander
Publication type Hardback
Publisher FAX
Publication date 1974

"The Lost Valley of Iskander" is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was not published within Howard's lifetime, the first publication was in the FAX Collector's Editions hardback The Lost Valley of Iskander in 1974.[1] Its original title was "Swords of the Hills".

In this story, El Borak discovers a legendary valley in which live Greek descendants of Alexander the Great invading army. Meanwhile, the vital package he carries must be carried to British India before the Hungarian, Hunyadi, can stop him or thousands will die.


El Borak must carry vital papers across Afghanistan into India, while being chased by the Hungarian Gustav Hunyadi. In doing so, El Borak discovers a village populated by the descendants of Alexander the Great's army.


  1. ^ "Publication History". Howard Works. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 

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