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Conan the Defiant (Adventures of Conan)

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  116 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The fate of the world rests in the hands of a young barbarian who will not let sorcery or warriors risen from the dead stay him from his vengeance. This oversize paperback original is strippable.
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 15th 1988 by Tor Books (first published October 1st 1987)
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Conan the Defiant is the second of the five novels which Steve Perry wrote in the fifty-book Tor Series. In William Galen Gray's chronology it is the fourth Conan tale (following Conan of Venarium, Legions of the Dead and The Thing in the Crypt), taking place before Sean Moore's Conan the Hunter.


The young Conan comes upon a lone priest being waylaid by five bandits. Impressed with the stranger's skill with a wooden staff, the Cimmerian wades in and helps the man dispa...more
This book was able to keep my interests until the end so it should get a couple stars for that at least.

Conan doesn't cry. Especially when some zombie girl, which he's supposedly been ravaging nightly, is finally laid to rest. I was under the impression that Conan was a slayer of zombies and hater of all things magical.

There were a couple of parts where he was speaking a bit too intelligently. The summary states, "The youthful Conan has only just begun his journey into the civilized lands,.."...more
Eric M. Witchey
Reading a Conan book is always a joyful bit of male, mind-candy. Reading one written by Steve Perry is just a hoot. I have to applaud this book for several fun things. First, I give it my award for best use of spiders in a fantasy novel. Second, it gets my award for best use of sympathetic, hot-bod zombies. Finally, I have to applaud the fight scene in which no blows are struck. Just a good time in a fast read to take my mind off the niggling crap of life. Thanks, Steve Perry. You remain, as alw...more
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Freddy E. Silva
How YOU probably would rate this book:

Four stars if you are a dedicated fan of Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age (as am I).

Three stars if you normally enjoy more or less shallow fantasy novels with simple story lines (those are not necessarily all bad!)

One or two stars if you always compare fantasy novels with Lord of the Rings, Song of Ice and Fire or even the Dragonlance series.

Enjoy - or avoid.
A thoroughly enjoyable read. No author can compare to Howard's Conan, but Perry spun a very enjoyable tale.

To comment on another reviewer... Conan doesn't cry. It was just a bit of dust, that's all.
Philip Wickstrand
Conan heads towards to Zamora and along the way fights a necromancer and engages in threesomes with a desert woman and a zombie. Perhaps Conan the Necrophile would have been a better title.
Conan pastiche.
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