Golden Blood, by Jack Williamson, paperback fantasy novel
“Gold. Gold brought the oddly mixed group of adventurers together…gold made them enemies in a battle to the death…gold held the key to the mysterious forces that assailed them. And Jack Williamson, alchemist with words, spins a rare web of spellbinding fantasy-adventure…a gem from the golden age of Weird Tales.”
1964 edition of a 1933 story.