The Bloody Crown of Conan
In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery–and brought to life one of fantasy’s boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian–reaver, slayer, barbarian, king.This lavishly illustrated volume gathers... show more
In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery–and brought to life one of fantasy’s boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian–reaver, slayer, barbarian, king.This lavishly illustrated volume gathers together three of Howard’s longest and most famous Conan stories–two of them printed for the first time directly from Howard’s typescript–along with a collection of the author’s previously unpublished and rarely seen outlines, notes, and drafts. Longtime fans and new readers alike will agree that The Bloody Crown of Conan merits a place of honor on every fantasy lover’s bookshelf.THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLEAmid the towering crags of Vendhya, in the shadowy citadel of the Black Circle, Yasmina of the golden throne seeks vengeance against the Black Seers. Her only ally is also her most formidable enemy–Conan, the outlaw chief.THE HOUR OF THE DRAGONToppled from the throne of Aquilonia by the evil machinations of an undead wizard, Conan must find the fabled jewel known as the Heart of Ahriman to reclaim his crown . . . and save his life.A WITCH SHALL BE BORNA malevolent witch of evil beauty. An enslaved queen. A kingdom in the iron grip of ruthless mercenaries. And Conan, who plots deadly vengeance against the human wolf who left him in the desert to die.
Publish date: November 23rd 2004
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Short Stories
, Dark Fantasy
, Heroic Fantasy
, Sword And Sorcery
Series: Conan the Cimmerian (#2)
The second book of the Del Rey collections, one which contains all of the original story written by Conan's creator Robert E. Howard. The Hour of the Dragon, Conan's only novel-length story, is included.As always, Conan's story is the sword and sorcery fantasy that's surprisingly enchanting. From th...
Even though I still prefer the short stories, this was still way ahead of most fantasy in terms of setting the atmosphere and the sheer scale of the world-building. I love Conan as a character anyway but there's also a grim and gritty feel to the whole world including the other characters. They all ...