Two classic tales featuring Robert E Howard’s legendary warrior hero: Conan.
Conan is a savage hero in a fantasy world populated by sorcerers, warriors and monsters. He’s a barbarian, from the Northern wastes of Cimmeria, fighting his way through soft-bellied Hyboria and on to the Throne. This is worldbuilding on an epic scale, and Conan is the compelling hero at the centre of a wild ride of intrigue and mayhem. The lands that Conan stalks through are savage in tooth and claw – his age is a time of chaos and destruction, of empires and wizards, of battles won and loves lost.
- Shadows in the Moonlight pits Conan against the mysterious Red Brotherhood on a remote island, with dark dreams of men turned to statues and giant beasts lurking in the jungle.
- The Hour of the Dragon, later republished as Conan the Conqueror, was Robert E. Howard’s longest and last Conan story. Conan, who has fought his way to become King of Aquilonia, is betrayed and thrown into his own dungeons and must fight traitors, a long dead wizard resurrected by dark powers monsters and his own demons to escape and regain his throne.
Will he succeed? In the savage land of Conan the Barbarian any thing is possible. The only certainty is that success in the Hyborian age comes at a price – and that price is blood.
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