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Conan and the Sorcerer (Conan the Barbarian)

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The mightiest barbarian returns in an all new illustrated adventure, matching wits with a Black Magician to regain the Eye Of Erlik - and his very soul.

See Robert E. Howard's gorgeous world of enchantment, swordplay, glittering jewels, beautiful women, danger and passion come alive in this lushly illustrated book! This is the first new Conan adventure in years!
Mass Market Paperback, Illustrated, 186 pages
Published May 1979 by Ace Books (first published October 1st 1978)
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Jun 12, 2013 TK421 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Okay, here's the skinny. A few weeks back I bought a whole bunch of old paperbacks at this quaint little used bookstore in South Dakota. Among these books were a half dozen Conan novels. Now I loved the Conan movies - I am a child of the 80s. But I have to say, although I enjoyed this tale, the story is pretty flimsy...

The tale itself is pretty formulaic: Conan needs to acquire a certain amulet in order to get a payday; enter bad guy and bad situation, not once, not twice, but no less than thric
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Aug 28, 2012 East Bay J rated it liked it
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Even more so than Robert Jordan, Andrew Offutt can write a fantastic Conan tale. He gets the character of Conan, gets the dialogue and manner of speech, understands his actions and reactions. His writing in Conan And The Sorcerer is closer to Howard's than any of the other pastiche writers. Offutt clearly went out of his way to understand both the author and his creation. I mean, he has Conan name his horse Horse. When he gets another horse, he names that one Horse and changes the first horse's ...more
Dave White
Jan 24, 2013 Dave White rated it it was ok
It's always interesting when reading a borrowed book to see which pages it falls open to. In this case, this loaner copy of Conan and the Sorcerer seems to have several well-thumbed pages featuring illustrations of naked women. It's also interesting that a book that has relatively few illustrations in the first several chapters suddenly seems to have them every page once naked women enter the picture.

As a book? It's mostly enjoyable fluff. The pacing is a bit weird and there's nothing really spe
Dec 31, 2008 Charles rated it liked it
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I always felt that Offutt "got" Howard better than many of the other pastiche writers. I always enjoyed his stories at least, even if the character wasn't exactly Howard's Conan.
Feb 23, 2016 Mike rated it really liked it
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Andrew Offutt wonderfully pieced together an extremely well written and mentally visual story. His descriptions vividly painted scenes into my mind and made reading this story very enjoyable.
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Great! Wonderfully illustrated! If you wanna spend a few hours reading a superb sword & sorcery tale.
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Andrew Jefferson Offutt was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He wrote as Andrew J. Offutt, A.J. Offutt, and Andy Offut. His normal byline, andrew j. offutt, had his name in all lower-case letters. His son is the author Chris Offutt.

Offutt began publishing in 1954 with the story And Gone Tomorrow in If. Despite this early sale, he didn't consider his professional life to have begun
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