Conan the Cimmerian: the boy-thief who became a mercenary, who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nore demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age. Collected together in one volume for the very first time, in chronological order, are Robert E. Howard's tales of the legendary hero, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than seventy years ago. Compiled by and with a foreward and afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones
Robert Erwin Howard was born and raised in rural Texas, the son of a pioneer physician. He began writing professionally at the age of fifteen and until his tragic death at the age of thirty turned out dozens of tales of heroic and supernatural fantasy that won him a huge audience across the world and influenced a whole generation of writers, from Robert Jordan to Raymond E. Feist.
"Handsome." "Fantasy and Science Fiction""
The first time the complete Conan stories have been collected in one HB The Fantasy Masterwork editions of the Conan stories strong backlist sellers Robert E Howard was one of the most influential of the writers of pulp fantasy; CONAN is known the world over 'Howard was the Thomas Wolfe of fantasy, and most of his Conan tales seem to almost fall over themselves in their need to get out' Stephen King 'A hero of mythic proportion, fashioned by a storyteller who helped define what a modern fantasy should be. "Rogues in the House" is one of the finest tales of sword and sorcery ever written' Raymond E. Feist 'Howard possessed a vitality his followers never captured' Michael Moorcock Will feature a brand new cover painting and frontispiece by the award-winning artist Les Edwards
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