Conan and the Manhunters by John Maddox Roberts

By John Maddox Roberts

Treasure past imagining waited within the temple of Ahriman, a god so evil and terrifying that even the despicable monks of Set aided in his banishment. None dared to scouse borrow the treasure--until Conan the Cimmerian got here to Shapur. Now he needs to smuggle lots of gold and jewels previous town guards and get away to a spot of defense, whereas pursued via the most productive and unsafe band of manhunters ever assembled, led via a warrior whose talents and ferocity rival Conan himself. yet nice risks lurk whilst Conan returns to the temple--and the monks of Ahriman conspire to deliver their fearsome deity again into the world...

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He knew the knights were self-serving, self-seeking, interested only in glory, in hearing their names spouted by the bards. He saw through the shining armor to the spots of darkness that stained black the white purity of their souls. Their courage leaked through those spots when he confronted them, oozed out of them, and they clattered to their knees, trembling in their shining armor, and begged for mercy. Lord Soth had none to give. Who had shown him mercy? Who had heard his cries? Who heard them now?

You leave your flanks exposed, surrounded by the enemy. What about supply lines? ” “When Palanthas is ours, we resupply from there. ” Ariakas snorted. “The reds will not be used as pack mules! ” “If her Dark Majesty were to order them—” Ariakas shook his head. Kitiara sat back. Her lips pursed, her brown eyes glinted. ” Her fist clenched in her enthusiasm and passion. ” “It is too risky,” Ariakas muttered. “Yes, it is risky,” Kitiara agreed eagerly, “but there is a greater risk in allowing the knights time to organize and send in reinforcements.

Grag did see what he’d wanted to see and that was the Dark Queen’s Temple. When Istar had been destroyed by the gods, Takhisis had taken the foundation stone of the Kingpriest’s temple and carried it to a high plain in the Khalkist mountains. She placed the stone in a wooded glade and slowly the temple began to grow around it. She was secretly using the temple as a gate through which to travel to the world when her gate was inadvertently slammed shut by a young man named Berem, and his sister, Jasla.

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