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  1. says:

    Probably one of my all time favorite book covers This cover is pure Conan Just look at him battling 2 frost giants awesome This was the first Conan book I ever read I instantly became a fan of Robert E Howard and this character I probably spent endless hours redrawing this cover and dreaming of battling giants with swords and axes through most of my early teens 12 15 I quickly went to the library and checked out all the other books in the series.


  2. says:

    The I read the Conan series, the I realize the genius of Robert Howard Despite the pulp fiction nature of the stories, he vividly portrays the exploits of a seemingly simple yet nuanced character in a way few authors have achieved It s no wonder Conan remains a household name and the father of so many fantasy tropes til this very day


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    Here s Book 2 in my re read of the Conan series by Robert E Howard.The Curse of the MonolithL Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter kick things off by having Conan get stuck to a magnet on which a monster of living jelly is called forth by the flute of a scheming Duke he s either a Duke, or his name is Duke I really wasn t sure.The Bloodstained GodA Howard and de Camp story that bears a lot of similarities to The City of Skulls, which closed out Book 1 I didn t care for that story and I don t like this one much better In The City of Skulls, an idol comes to life and Conan throws a marble bench at it, and in this one a jewel encrusted idol comes to life and Conan throws a wooden throne at it.The Frost Giant s DaughterThis was a story that stayed with me over the years and it s immediately obvious that Howard is the sole author Here are a couple of lines that I really liked Slowly through the corpses they came, as ghosts might come to a tryst through the shambles of a dead world The sharp point tore through brass scales and bones and heart, and the red haired warrior died at Conan s feet The Lair of the Ice WormA slightly above average story by de Camp and Carter that offers up a wealth of possibilities for Death Metal band names River of Death Ice, Snow Devil Glacier, Ilga, Grim Remora, etc Also, there s this memorable description of a half eaten victim of the ice worm Her head was gone, and with it most of the flesh of her upper body, so that the white bones gleamed like ivory in the dimming moonlight The protruding bones had been cleaned, as if the flesh had been sucked from them or rasped off by some many toothed tongue Queen of the Black CoastThis is one of Howard s better known stories as it introduces Conan s soul mate, the she devil pirate captain, Belit Her promise to return from the afterlife if ever slain to protect Conan was used in an altered form in the 1982 Schwarzenegger film Although their time together is brief, I like that Conan lets Belit call the shots and willingly becomes her mindless killing machine as they pillage up and down the coast The deadly black lotus blossoms first featured in Book 1, make an appearance here.The Vale of Lost WomenIn this Howard story, Conan is war chief of the Bamulas, a black tribe of warriors Most of the story is seen through the eyes of a young woman taken captive by natives She entices Conan to save her, which eventually leads them to cross paths with a winged devil from the Outer Dark An engaging story with a somewhat anti climatic ending.The Castle of TerrorThis de Camp and Carter story is similar to Thing in the Crypt which they also wrote, and which began the series Instead of wolves, Conan is pursued by lions and seeks refuge in an abandoned castle There s an exciting battle between 40 Stygian soldiers and a creature comprised of thousands of vaporous souls that combine to form a multi limbed, multi headed monstrosity Realizing he is outmatched, Conan flees It s one of the better non Howard stories.The Snout in the DarkLike the previous story, Howard, de Camp and Carter, give us another misty menace that must become corporeal before it can inflict any damage, except this one looks like a man with a boar s head And like Vale of the Lost Women, Conan starts out as a background player in the drama of others before taking center stage.


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    Say what you will, Howard was a master craftsman at his trade story telling I find his fantastical world engaging and entertaining Howard s Conan isn t going to solve any philosophical questions he just takes you for a ride.


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    Conan, the meta physician from the story, Queen of the Black Coast Belit, the pirate queen and Conan s lover, asks, Conan, do you fear the gods I would not tread on their shadow, answered the barbarian conservatively Some gods are strong to harm, others, to aid at least so say their priests Mitra of the Hyborians must be a strong god, because his people have builded their cities over the world But even the Hyborians fear Set ancient snake god And Bel, god of thieves, is a good god When I was a thief in Zamora I learned of him What of your own gods I have never heard you call on them Their chief is Crom He dwells on a great mountain What use to call on him Little he cares if men live or die Better to be silent than to call his attention to you he will send you dooms, not fortune He is grim and loveless, but at birth he breathes power to strive and slay into a man s soul What else shall men ask of the gods But what of the worlds beyond the river of death she persisted There is no hope here or hereafter in the cult of my people, answered Conan In this world men struggle and suffer vainly, finding pleasure only in the bright madness of battle dying, their souls enter a gray, misty realm of clouds and icy winds, to wander cheerlessly throughout eternity Belit shuddered Life, bad as it is, is better than such a destiny What do you believe, Conan He shrugged his shoulders I have known many gods He who denies them is as blind as he who trusts them too deeply I seek not beyond death It may be the blackness averred by the Nemedian skeptics, or Crom s realm of ice and cloud, or the snowy plans and vaulted hall of the Norheimer s Valhalla I know not, nor do I care Let me live deep while I live let me know the rich juices of red meat and stinging wine on my palate, the hot embrace of white arms, the mad exultation of battle when the blue blades flame and crimson, and I am content Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion I know this if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content pp 96 98Robert E Howard, who wrote the original Conan stories in the 1930s, committed suicide at age 30 How sad for him and for his readers, because Howard was an intuitive story teller who channeled the great archetypes Crom knows how many marvelous stories he might have given us had he not chosen to check out early.This volume contains three of his stories, heavily edited The rest is basically fanfic The series, copyright 1969, is how most Boomers were introduced to Conan.For original, unedited Robert E Howard stories, go to the recently published 3 volume series collected by Mark Schultz


  6. says:

    Robert E Howard rocked hard.The godfather of sword and sorcery.No crap No bullshit If you like Feist, Goodkind, Martin or any thing like that.Then you might not like anything by Howard.In other words.No wussies


  7. says:

    Typical Conan monsters, sorcery, women, treasure, swordfightsgotta love it


  8. says:

    M s relatos del personaje ic nico G nero Narrativa fant stica Lo que nos cuenta Continuaci n del intento de ofrecer los relatos del personaje en el orden cronol gico de su vida , empezando en su viaje hacia el este como mercenario de Tur n y terminado en Kush Algunos relatos son de sucesores por completo, otros han sido completados desde borradores del creador y alguno se lleg a publicar en los a os treinta en vida de Howard Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite


  9. says:

    These books are difficult to get next to because of the additions by L Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter What they were attempting was fun and worthwhile but just not as good as the muscular dynamism of Howard s prose Why four stars then Because there are three of Howard s stories in here and they are still wonderful I gave this book four stars on the strength of Queen of the Black Coast and The Frost Giant s Daughter alone.


  10. says:

    This is one of the Lancer Conans Some of you will hate them because they are not only NOT the pure Howard stories, but they also include stories made from notes and pastiches by other authors I enjoyed them, maybe not so much as the pure Howard stories, but they are good I don t have all of them any and they are hard to findif you can find them they are worth a try Wish someone would reissue them.


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Conan of Cimmeria download Conan of Cimmeria, read online Conan of Cimmeria, kindle ebook Conan of Cimmeria, Conan of Cimmeria de96687d3015 ContentsIntroduction L Sprague De Camp InThe Curse Of The Monolith Conan And The Cenotaph L Sprague De Camp Lin Carter Ss Worlds Of FantasyThe Bloodstained God L Sprague De Camp Robert E Howard Nv Tales Of Conan, Gnome, The Frost Giant S Daughter Revised From Gods Of The North , The Fantasy Fan, MarRobert E Howard L Sprague De Camp Ss Fantasy Fiction Aug The Lair Of The Ice Worms L Sprague De Camp Lin Carter SsQueen Of The Black Coast L Sprague De Camp Lin Carter SsThe Vale Of Lost Women Robert E Howard Ss Magazine Of Horror Spr The Castle Of Terror L Sprague De Camp Lin Carter NvThe Snout In The Dark L Sprague De Camp, Robert E Howard Lin Carter Ss