By Robert E. Howard
“Between the years whilst the oceans drank Atlantis and the sparkling towns . . . there has been an Age undreamed of, while shining kingdoms lay unfold internationally like blue mantles underneath the celebrities. . . . Hither got here Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand . . . to tread
the jeweled thrones of the Earth less than his sandalled feet.”
Conan is among the maximum fictional heroes ever created–a swordsman who cuts a swath around the lands of the Hyborian Age, dealing with strong sorcerers, lethal creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves and reavers.
In a meteoric occupation that spanned a trifling twelve years earlier than his tragic suicide, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the style that got here to be known as sword and sorcery. gathered during this quantity, profusely illustrated by way of artist Mark Schultz, are Howard’s first 13 Conan tales, showing of their unique versions–in a few situations for the 1st time in additional than seventy years–and within the order Howard wrote them. in addition to classics of darkish myth like “The Tower of the Elephant” and swashbuckling experience like “Queen of the Black Coast,” The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian incorporates a wealth of fabric by no means sooner than released within the usa, together with the 1st submitted draft of Conan’s debut, “Phoenix at the Sword,” Howard’s synopses for “The Scarlet Citadel” and “Black Colossus,” and a map of Conan’s global drawn via the writer himself.
Here are undying stories that includes Conan the uncooked and unsafe adolescence, Conan the bold thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies. the following, too, is an unprecedented glimpse into the brain of a genius whose daring storytelling kind has been imitated by way of many, but equaled via none.