Search Results: 'Conan the Cimmerian'
Red Nails: Conan the Cimmerian
"Red Nails" is the last of the stories about Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to... More > October 1936. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its grim themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.
Conan was adapted to cinema in 1982, starring Arnold Swarzenegger, and again in 2011,starring Jason Momoa.< Less
Red Nails (Illustrated)
"Red Nails" is the last of the stories about Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to... More > October 1936. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its grim themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales< Less
The Scarlet Citadel (Illustrated)
Trapped in the dungeons beneath an evil wizard''s scarlet stronghold, Conan must confront a slew of new challenges and foes as he fights to free himself and reclaim the throne of Aquilonia!
Featuring... More > duplicitous betrayers, sparring sorcerers, and all of the brutal excitement you''ve come to expect from the rampaging Cimmerian, this trade paperback collects the four-issue King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel adaptation by the celebrated creative team of Timothy Truman, Tomas Giorello, and Jose Villarrubia!< Less
The Hour of the Dragon (Illustrated)
The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last... More > Conan stories published before Howard's suicide although not the last to be written.
The novel was first published in serial form in the December, 1935 through April, 1936 issues of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. The first book edition was published by Gnome Press in hardcover in 1950. The Gnome Press edition retitled the story Conan the Conqueror, a title retained by all subsequent editions until 1977, when the original title was restored in an edition issued published by Berkley/Putnam in 1977. The Berkley edition also reverted the text to that of its original Weird Tales publication, discarding later edits. Later editions have generally followed Berkley and published under the original title.< Less
Shadows In the Moonlight (Illustrated)
"Shadows in the Moonlight" (Howard's original title was "Iron Shadows in the Moon") is a Conan novellette. It begins when a female lovely named Olivia, having fled captivity from... More > the city of Akif, is chased down and cornered in a marsh, on the edge of the Vilayet Sea. Her pursuer and former master is a sadistic rogue named Shah Amurath. But before he can lay loathsome hands on the hapless heroine, a figure rises from the reeds. The newcomer has seen all his friends betrayed and treacherously cut down to a man, before escaping into the marshes where he has hidden out for so long he is nearly mad. The newcomer quickly dispatches Shah Amurath, then he and Olivia hop in a boat and decide to lie low for the next little while. Only then does the newcomer identify himself: Conan the Cimmerian.< Less
Queen of The Black Coast (Illustrated)
The story begins in an Argos port where Conan forcefully demands passage aboard a sail barge, the Argus, which is casting off for southern waters to trade beads, silks, sugar and brass-hilted swords... More > to the black kings of Kush. The captain of the barge reluctantly agrees to Conan's request for passage only after several threats of violence. The captain is soon informed that Conan is fleeing the civil authorities of Argos due to a court dispute in which Conan refused to betray the whereabouts of a casual friend to a fascistic magistrate (although no actual political reference is hinted in Howard's story).
Upon reaching the pirate-infested waters of Kush, their trade ship is attacked by the infamous reavers led by Bêlit, the Queen of the Black Coast. Bêlit and her ebony-skinned warriors slaughter the unprepared crew of the Argus, but she spares the Cimmerian due to his unique appearance. Bêlit offers Conan the chance to sail with her, be her chosen mate, and help lead her fierce warriors.< Less
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Even the creator of Conan the Cimmerian had to go school. This book collects all of the known, surviving items that were produced by Texas author Robert E. Howard for his high school teachers in... More > Cross Plains and Brownwood, including work for English, History, Geometry, and more. Most of the work contained in this volume has never before been published. NOTICE: The work is presented in facsimile and Howard’s handwriting can be difficult to decipher. REH Foundation members will want to order this item through our website to receive their 10% discount: www.rehfoundation.org.< Less