By Robert E. Howard
“Between the years while the oceans drank Atlantis and the glowing towns . . . there has been an Age undreamed of, while shining kingdoms lay unfold internationally like blue mantles underneath the celebs. . . . Hither got here Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand . . . to tread
the jeweled thrones of the Earth lower 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 profession that spanned an insignificant twelve years ahead of his tragic suicide, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the style that got here to be known as sword and sorcery. accumulated during this quantity, profusely illustrated via artist Mark Schultz, are Howard’s first 13 Conan tales, showing of their unique versions–in a few instances for the 1st time in additional than seventy years–and within the order Howard wrote them. besides classics of darkish delusion like “The Tower of the Elephant” and swashbuckling event like “Queen of the Black Coast,” The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian incorporates a wealth of fabric by no means ahead of 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 by way of the writer himself.
Here are undying stories that includes Conan the uncooked and hazardous formative years, Conan the bold thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies. right here, too, is an extraordinary glimpse into the brain of a genius whose daring storytelling sort has been imitated via many, but equaled through none.