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Conan The Unconquered (Robert Jordan's Conan Novels #3)

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Conan defies the sorcerous power of the Cult of Doom for the sake of a beautiful young woman known only as Yasbet. From the glory of fabled Aghrapur to the demon-haunted wastes of the Blasted Lands, Conan proves himself the greatest hero of a bygone era of high adventure.
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 15th 1991 by Tor Books (first published 1983)
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Dirk Grobbelaar
If you’re not averse to prose so purple you can name a band after it, a lot of “ravishing of wenches”, the casual cleaving of skulls and assorted “mutterings and cursings” there is much to be enjoyed about this novel. I especially loved the “gangrenous” monster.

I’m going to go out on a severed limb here and give this four stars. Noooo, it’s not a good novel by any definition of the word, except perhaps if “rowdiness” or “excess” forms part of the equation. However, it sure brings back memories o
Try to get the edition with yellow letters cover, since some of these books are edited and the story gets watered down. here is this right cover I had.
I only say this because conan the fearless was clearly edited to be less spicy in a recent edition I bought to re read.

This is one of the best TOR conan novels, made by authors in Robert E Howards Hyborean universe.
Oddly dying earth like. One idea is that civilization has risen and fallen many times.

The go
Jan 04, 2009 Charles rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I read a lot of Conan pastiches once upon a time, and generally enjoyed most of them OK. Robert Jordan wrote a bunch before he started The Wheel of Time.

None of these are really Howard's Conan and might have been better about a different character, although they probably wouldn't have been published then.
Feb 13, 2014 Josh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While in general these stories have been fairly entertaining, if not very stimulating or memorable, the third installment of Robert Jordan's "Conan Chronicles" doesn't quite measure up to the first two. At this point the formula is starting to get old, and inexplicably some of the same plot points seem to be revisited again and again. There were a lot more elements in this volume that were simply too forced and that felt completely artificial, even for a story such as this. This is straight-up l ...more
East Bay J
Aug 22, 2012 East Bay J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Now this is more like it. A lot more like it. Jordan may be the one pastiche author to have actually sat down and thought about how Conan would act in certain situations, what he would say, how he would say it. Of all the pastiches I've read lately, this is the first one to seem like it's actually about Conan.

Jordan's writing is very to the point, which is another positive aspect to this book. He doesn't waste a lot of time with silly metaphors or attempts at philosophy, nor does he resort to th
Röbert Fenske
Jul 01, 2016 Röbert Fenske rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jordan wites beautifully, the way he writes really bring the setting to life. It's easy to believe the people and politics of the world.

The adventure this time revolves around a death cult. Conan not only has to venture deep with the cult strong hold but to lands across the sea to find an ancient weapon to stop the mighty necromancer. Once the action starts, Conan faces both mortal men, evil monsters, and the elements that equal up to a great novel.

I actually wish the book was longer, because
Aug 09, 2014 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this Conan tale better than most the others. Conan goes up against the cult of doom and like usual has to slay countless monsters, assassin's and a very sadistic necromancer. All while hijacking ships, lying, thieving and getting all the girls. Robert Jordan really knew how to write an epic Conan story.
Jun 13, 2014 Ange rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Again he fights sorcerers.... This has a happier ending than his other 2.
Felipe Guerrero
Jun 01, 2013 Felipe Guerrero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un excelente libro, sin duda. Me doy cuenta de que Robert Jordan fue un excelente escritor de Conan, sin duda fue un gran fan del cimmerio.
Robert C.
Aug 18, 2014 Robert C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Jan 03, 2012 Jared rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably Jordan's best Conan book. Easily improves upon Howard's original creation and a hell of a good time to read.
Jul 19, 2011 Marcus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Far better than the first two Conan novels by Jordan. Good action, clever story twists. What a relief!
Oct 25, 2013 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Basic sword and sorcery but...done well...much better than The Wheel of Time series
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the names Reagan O'Neal and Jackson O'Reilly.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to
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Other Books in the Series

Robert Jordan's Conan Novels (7 books)
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  • Conan the Defender (Conan, #2)
  • Conan the Triumphant (Conan, #4)
  • Conan the Magnificent (Conan, #5)
  • Conan the Destroyer (Conan, #6)
  • Conan the Victorious (Conan, #7)

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