Synopses & Reviews
In a meteoric career that covered only a dozen years, Robert E. Howard defined the sword and sorcery genre. In doing so, he brought to life the archetypal adventurer known to millions around the world as Conan the barbarian.
This collection features Howard at his finest and Conan at his most savage. Truly heroic fantasy at its best, this volume contains "The Servants of Bit-Yakin," "Beyond the Black River," "The Black Stranger," "The Man-Eaters of Zamboula," and "Red Nails," which is perhaps Conan's most famous adventure.
From Robert E. Howard, the master of heroic fantasy, come five classic adventures featuring Conan, the legendary Cimmerian.
From a master of heroic fantasy comes this collection of five classic adventures featuring Conan, the legendary Cimmerian.
About the Author
Robert E. Howard (1906–1936) was an American pulp fiction writer who is best known as the creator of Conan, a character that has been featured in film, television, comics, and other media. Despite his suicide at the age of thirty, Howard wrote a huge number of stories in a variety of genres, including fantasy, westerns, horror, and even boxing stories. Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?