Chemical symbol… atomic number… atomic weight…

Scientific terms for gold… but science can’t begin to explain the mystery and magic of gold.

It was gold that lured the ‘Secret Legion’ – as oddly mixed a group of adventures as any song or story – into the world’s most treacherous desert.

And gold they found – a golden man, and exotic golden woman, a huge golden tiger, and an eerie golden snake.

Gold brought them together… gold made them enemies in a battle to the death… gold held the key to the mysterious forces that assailed them.

Jack Williamson, alchemist with words, spins a rare web of adventure, fantasy and science… a gem from the golden age of Weird Tales, now available in book form for the first time.