Naturally they have some minor adventures even before reaching their objective and ending her reign. This was one of Green's better stories, quite an improvement over the previous one.
Conan and Valeria are members of the Red Brotherhood, pirates working along the seacoast. They are cast adrift in a jungle and much of the first half of the book is their difficult struggle to stay alive and fed, which alternates with an account of the Godmen, who have used their magical abilities to dominate one of the local tribes. This was a pretty good jungle adventure but it does not feel much like a Conan story, and indeed he is not on stage for a good proportion of it. Conan and the Emerald Lotus by John C.
Hocking, Tor, I believe this was Hocking's only novel. A Stygian sorcerer is using a powerful drug to turn his magic wielding rivals into addicts subject to his commands. The duel of sorcerers becomes more intense but Conan also has to battle bandits, a demon that takes the shape of an oasis, an undead bodyguard, and border guards before he can even get close to his quarry.
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Conan the Relentless by Roland Green, Tor, There's a Lovecraftian monster in a lake, fierce warriors, a siege, a duel of wizardry, battle scenes, the death of a king, and a falling out among the villains along the way. Standard Conan fare done with a strong interest in background detail. This young adult fantasy is the sequel to Shadowshaper, which I have not seen. A group of teenagers in Brooklyn, led more or less by a young woman named Sienna, all practice some form of magic.
They are aware of the fact that there are evil powers also magically empowered which are working against them. But not all of their enemies are supernatural in nature. There are also some ghosts, visible to Sienna. The characters are really the best part of this urban fantasy, which is written in a rapid, stripped down style that keeps the story moving almost from the opening page.
The story has a climax but not really an end, and it is obvious that there will be further adventures in the series. It's hard to do much new with urban fantasy, but Older has made a good try. Conan the Barbarian by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Bantam, This one is the novelization of the first Arnold Schwarzennegger Conan movie. Catherine de Camp also wrote part of it but is not credited.
A young Conan sees his family butchered and is sold into slavery. After being trained to fight in the arena, he gains his freedom and sets out to get revenge on Thulsa Doom, leader of a serpent cult who were responsible for the death of Conan's parents. Escapes and captures, a giant snake, a beautiful thief who dies, and an epic battle make up the balance of the story. Not bad, but it does not always feel like a Conan story.
Conan the Guardian by Roland Green, Tor, Conan and a small group of former mercenaries agree to act as bodyguards for Lady Livia, head of one of the merchant families who rule Argos. But Livia is being targeted by a rival who wants to secure personal power over the entire city, and he is being secretly aided by a sorcerer, even though sorcery is against the law in Argos. The usual complications ensue. Green's Conan is a good deal more sophisticated, even as a young man, than he is portrayed in most of the books by other authors.
Conan and the Spider God by L. Sprague de Camp, Bantam, De Camp wrote most of his Conan stories with Lin Carter, but this one was his alone and it's a good one. A murderous encounter with a cuckolded husband leaves Conan a fugitive. So our hero decides to rescue the girl and get revenge, but he doesn't count on the fact that the priest's giant spider god is an actual living creature. Much fun ensues. Conan the Valiant by Roland Green, Tor, Conan is talked into accompanying a sorceress and her assistant on an expedition to retrieve a magical artifact from an evil sorcerer who is using it to build a demonic army.
Naturally things do not go as planned. The sorcerer has raised a demonic army and the sorceress is not above being corrupted by power either. Green spends a lot more time on background detail than did some of Conan's chroniclers. Conan the Buccaneer by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Lancer, I'd bet a lot of money that this Conan adventure was largely written by Lin Carter.
It reflects his style and preoccupations a great deal more than it does those of de Camp, and it lacks the latter's light touch with the prose. Conan is captain of a Zingaran privateer who rescues the kidnapped daughter of a dying king from traitors, slavers, nasty Amazon women with whips, and other dangers. He also has to thwart his recurring sorcerer nemesis, Thoth-Amon, and foil a plot to usurp the Zingaran throne. Reasonably good plot but substandard writing.
Conan the Gladiator by Leonard Carpenter, Tor, Conan joins a traveling circus that ends up in a city where elaborate gladiatorial battles are staged. He participates for a while, then gets caught up in tension between the local tyrant and the priest class, who want to assassinate and replace him. The closing chapters are quite good but there are some dull sections beforehand. This was Carpenter's final Conan novel. Conan of Aquilonia by L. Although this is billed as a novel it is actually a series of four novelettes set during Conan's tenure as king of Aquilonia. In the first, he rescues his son from the clutches of a powerful witch.
Next he battles an old enemy and leads an army into uncharted lands. Conan and his son are captured but manage to escape sacrifice, driving his sorcerous foe to the southernmost part of the world.
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The final story involves their ultimate battle, in which Conan is obviously victorious. These all felt lightweight, as though they were meant for younger readers. This is the latest in Rawn's series about a traveling troupe of actors in a fantasy world. They have become increasingly successful after four previous books and are now at the top of their profession. As a consequence, they have become friendly with the royal family and have acquired considerable influence, which puts them in the crosshairs because of the ambitions of a traitorous aristocrat and his wizard ally.
This is the final book in the series, so obviously all of the subplots have to reach their resolution as the final battle is underway for the future of the kingdom. I was kind of sorry to see this series come to an end as I had grown fond of some of the characters.
Conan of the Isles by L. This was supposed to be Conan's final adventure. He abdicates his throne in favor of his son and sets off to track down a supernatural menace that exists beyond the western sea. His preparations for his adventure are oddly inadequate and his eventual victory involves a magical amulet given to him in a dream, and is about as obvious a deus ex machine as you can imagine. His adventures in between are uninspired and at sixty years of age, not entirely believable.
He sails off into the sunset at the end. Conan the Liberator by L. This novel describes the rebellion that led to Conan becoming king of Aquilonia. Most of it consists of military encounters, but there is also an evil sorcerer to throw some complications into the story.
Conan nearly dies when he drinks poison, but recovers in time to lead his troops in battle, although the final victory is the result of his commando mission to kill the mad king. The evil sorcerer escapes at the end, surprisingly, but Conan ends up king so he doesn't care. It's a pretty good story and the military encounters are very well constructed. Conan is a pirate captain on the inland sea when the king of Turan decides to wipe out the corsairs at the same time that he is sponsoring a context for a new naval weapon. Conan temporarily thwarts a sorcerer's quest for some magical jewels, but he is betrayed and the sorcerer returns to Turan to build his superweapon.
Conan and the other pirates unite to form a huge fleet with which to blockade the main harbor in Turan, and there the final confrontation takes place. Slightly above average for the author.
Conan the pirate king gets caught up in a war between two rival nations. One has a large army but no navy and after various adventures Conan orders the combined pirate fleet to act on their behalf. But an old enemy — now ostensibly an ally — has more treachery in mind. I generally enjoy pirate stories but there was not a lot of that despite the title. There's a pretty good sea battle and some other effective scenes, but the ending feels rushed.
Conan the Savage by Leonard Carpenter, Tor, Conan is only present in about half of this novel. After escaping from the mine where he is a prisoner, he wanders around the wilderness, runs into an unusual tribe, and only near the end gets involved with the main story. The focal plot is a young orphan and her doll, who somehow gain supernatural powers that allow them to seize control of Brythunia. Then Conan has to bring the menace to an end. Some goods parts sprinkled through, but this doesn't hold together very well.
Conan the Outcast by Leonard Carpenter, Tor, Conan visits a remote desert city and becomes a local hero when he helps repel an attack by nomads. His popularity plummets when he becomes involved in a duel with a local man, who kills himself in service of the city goddess. Expelled, he becomes a guide for an expedition from another city who plan to introduce an idol into the other in order to provide a conduit so their god can destroy everyone there.
Although Conan suspects something is wrong, he is not strong enough to destroy the god, who is finally vanquished when the city goddess intervenes. Fairly good adventure. Conan the Great by Leonard Carpenter, Tor, Conan is king of Aquilonia, but the neighboring kingdoms covet his territory. A war breaks out and — partly at the urging of a dwarf who is secretly communing with a forgotten god — Conan sets out to conquer his neighbors.hostmaster.vinylextras.com/weekend.php
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We learn that Conan has two sons in this one, and the fate of his old lover Yasmela is revealed. Not badly written, but Conan does not feel like the same character this time. A grand adventure of the mighty thewed barbarian, from one of Fantasy's biggest names. Conan , The name has inspired generations, one that resounds through time immemorial. Yet it all began with a handful of stories from Robert E. In the decades since, there have been feature films, television and comic book series, and numerous spin-off novels. In , Poul Anderson—winner of a staggering eight Hugo and three Nebula Awards—wrote what is regarded as one of the finest adventures in the canon of Conan:.
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