Conan the Usurper

Conan the Usurper Contents Introduction L Sprague de Camp in The Treasure of Tranicos The Black Stranger na Fantasy Magazine Mar Wolves Beyond the Border ss The Phoenix on the Sword Robert E Howard nv W

  • Title: Conan the Usurper
  • Author: Robert E. Howard L. Sprague de Camp Lin Carter
  • ISBN: 9780441115914
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Contents 9 Introduction L Sprague de Camp in 13 The Treasure of Tranicos The Black Stranger na Fantasy Magazine Mar 53 119 Wolves Beyond the Border ss 173 The Phoenix on the Sword Robert E Howard nv Weird Tales Dec 32 205 The Scarlet Citadel Robert E Howard nv Weird Tales Jan 33

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  • Robert E. Howard L. Sprague de Camp Lin Carter

    Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction Howard wrote over three hundred stories and seven hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror He is well known for having created in the pages of the legendary Depression era pulp magazine Weird Tales the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop culture imprint can only be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.

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  • The books I'd take to a desert island.The books I'd save from a house on fire.The books I read over and over.The best of the best.


  • Another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howards stories. I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read. Message me if you need a list of what is good from this awesome fantasy and action writer.


  • Book 8 in my re-read of the Conan series. Spoilers ahead!The Treasure of TranicosThe convoluted history of this story is detailed in L. Sprague de Camp's introduction to the book, but it's another of his revised versions of an unpublished Howard manuscript, and it's generally pretty good. It's a continuation of Conan's adventures on Aquilonian frontier fighting the Picts, which are basically Howard's version of Native American Indians. The pirate Zarano, and the Stygian wizard Thoth-Amon return, [...]


  • SO great kids should read in school.Just awesome.When movie?Pelias is my seond favorite magic user in conan after agohoth.All characters could have entire novel series written about each of them, it's so awesome.Robert e howards power to grab u and not let go on full display.Arguably the best author ever.Only ae van vogt and jack vance and maybe michael moorcock when he is on even compete.



  • Otra recopilación de relatos, en este caso cuenta historias de un Conan de alrededor de 40 años justo antes y despues del asalto al trono de Aquilonia, tambien con una historia en la que no aparece Conan, en la frontera con los pictos, no hay historia sobre la guerra en sí, pero se llega al momento culmen del personaje acabando con un Conan rey.



  • Conan the Usurper is not a tale in itself; it is a collection of four other tales plus an introduction:The Treasure of TranicosThe Phoenix on the SwordThe Scarlet CitadelWolves Beyond the BorderI like these stories. Conan is older and wiser than in some of the earlier stuff. Also, the writing style, done by Howard and de Camp, is different than many of the other authors, who frequently portray Conan as a much more over-the-top and, therefore, less believable, at least to me, hero. The style is a [...]


  • Τέταρτη συλλογή με ιστορίες του Κόναν που διαβάζω και έκτο γενικά βιβλίο του μεγάλου και αγαπημένου πλέον Ρόμπερτ Χάουαρντ. Η παρούσα συλλογή αποτελείται από μια μικρή νουβέλα με τον τίτλο Ο μαύρος άγνωστος και δυο μεγάλα διηγήματα, το Ο Φοίνικας στο σπαθί και το Η Άλικη Ακ [...]


  • There's really nothing like reading a good Conan book. In "Conan the Usurper", the eighth book in the original series, there are four separate short stories, "The Treasure of Tranicos", "Wolves Beyond the Border", "The Phoenix on the Sword", and "The Scarlet Citadel". In "The Treasure of Tranicos", Conan gets caught in a small war between buccaneers, pirates, and a count concerning the treasure of Tranicos. Many things then ensue: Conan leads all interested parties to the treasure, Thoth-Amon ap [...]


  • The Bottom Line - should you read this book?YES, BUT - if you're new to the Conan works it's not the ideal place to start.The Treasure of Tranicos starts off a bit slow, but soon comes into its own, though some of the machinations of the characters are a bit too on the nose. It also doesn't resolve well, and thus works poorly as a standalone, but leads quite well into the subsequent stories.Wolves on the Border was originally a draft Howard never quite finished. It features a protagonist other t [...]


  • This collection of stories is an edited version of previously released stories by Howard. L Sprague DeCamp rewrote many of the stories and edited them way down -- not necessarily a bad thing. They generally lack and depth of character and are only mildly interesting for the most ardent Howard. Conan devotee. They're Conan stories so what do you expect. The Treasure of Tranicos (first released as The Black Stranger) is moderately interesting as Conan only arrives in the final third of the book - [...]


  • These books are a great read- fun, and really exciting. It's amazing to me that Robert Howard created the Conan character way back during the Great Depression in the mid-30's, and he's still just as great today. I started reading Conan as a comic book when I was a kid, but I wanted to see if the stories hold up in novel-form (they do, admirably). What can I say? My life is hectic right now, and my only real respite is a little light reading about a mightily-thewed barbarian kicking the crap out [...]


  • -Espada y brujería, más y mejor.-Género. Relatos.Lo que nos cuenta. Cuatro trabajos cortos (uno casi novela corta más bien) de Conan, dos de ellos publicados tras la muerte del autor y con diferentes cambios, añadidos y reformas de los manuscritos inacabados de este, y otros dos publicados en los años treinta en vida de Howard, que nos llevaran hasta el camino de Conan hacia el trono y, una vez rey, cómo enfrenta un par de problemitas.¿Quiere saber más de este libro, sin spoilers? Visit [...]


  • This is one of the Lancer Conans. Some of you will hate them because they are not only NOT the pure Howard stories, but they also include stories made from notes and pastiches by other authors. I enjoyed them, maybe not so much as the pure Howard stories, but they are good. I don't have all of them anymore and they are hard to findif you can find them they are worth a try. Wish someone would reissue them.


  • Robert E. Howard watered down with too many unnecessary adjectives and overtly archaic constructions. Not the best of the old Conan paperbacks, though it's adequate for a needed sword and sorcery fix. I like L. Sprague de Camp's work when it doesn't involve reinterpreting and editing Howard. Conan isn't such a primitive inexorable force when you continually point out that he's a primitive inexorable force.


  • This anthology contains the very first two Conan stories Howard ever published, "The Phoenix on the Sword," which is a reworking of the unsold Kull take, "By this Ax I rule," and "The Crimson Citadel." Both stories introduced Weird Tales readers to Conan as King of Aquilonia. Exhilarating stuff from the father of sword and sorcery.


  • do not laugh at me. this book is extremely well written, even if it is fairly remedial and elementary, being of the fantasy genre, especially when it has no true historical allegory or metaphoric ties to morality plays or historic events.


  • No one can write Conan like Robert E. Howard can, but De Camp does a pretty good job with his contributions to this collecion of four tales.First read this when I was about 12 or 13. Returned to is a second time when in my early twenties and a third time in my late thirties.


  • non è certo un eroe problematico, conan. ma per la barbara semplicità dei moventi e della psicologia supera lo stereotipo.


  • conan.his mighty thews could you go wrong? i don't recall the particularsl i've read from howard has been first-rate




  • There are a couple decent stories to be found in the collection (and a couple that are so-so). It's hard to tell how much was actually written by Howard though.


  • I bought this old paper back as a kid at the Dawn Treader in Ann Arbor off of Liberty Street. Those were the days!




  • Genial, excelente libro y lo mejor de todo fue que ¡FINALMENTE VEMOS A CONAN SENTADO EN EL TRONO DE AQUILONIA!


  • I had forgotten what fun these are to read. The plot is thin and the characters fairly ridiculous, but they are as they are supposed to be. The action scenes are a blast and Conan is a bad ass!


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