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Conan The Guardian (Adventures of Conan)

3.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  69 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In ancient Argos, fabled city by the sea, Conan of Cimmeria discovers that behind a facade of law, the intrigues of trading houses can be no less deadly than the wars he had left behind. Even a merchant prince can dabble with sorcery, and the schemes of event he most beautiful nobles can lay snares for unwary feet. But those who think to use the Cimmerian, to brush him asi ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 15th 1991 by Tor Fantasy
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Jul 07, 2011 gazoo rated it liked it
I have not read a Conan book since my early teens. I devoured this in part because of the memories it stirred and because it was a classic tale of sword and sorcery . Demons that are bigger than the universe, enemies on every front, a power hungry sorcerer and a beautiful maiden in each arm is just an everyday occasion for this barbarian. The writing and storyline can not match the depth nor the imagination of the series originator Robert E. Howard. But it sure keeps alive the thunder in the vei ...more
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Jul 12, 2011 Carol Storm rated it really liked it
The best of Roland Green's CONAN books -- but still no match for the Robert E. Howard originals!

This Conan adventure takes place not in a barbaric kingdom of warriors, but in a Greek-like civilization of wealthy traders and highly civilized dealings. There's a beautiful princess who needs help, and since her enemies are using evil sorcery Conan is glad to help destroy them.

Frankly there isn't as much combat in this story as you might expect. Conan is more of a bodyguard. The princess is impress
Matthews M.
Mar 06, 2012 Matthews M. rated it liked it
Shelves: buy-secondhand
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Jul 31, 2011 Earl rated it it was ok
A surprisingly weaker addition to my vast library of Conan the Barbarian books. Hyboria is probably my favorite fantasy setting, but Roland J. Green didn't do much with it.
Jan 04, 2009 Charles rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
Conan pastiche.
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Roland James Green is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and editor. He has written as Roland Green and Roland J. Green; and had 28 books in the Richard Blade series published under the pen name 'Jeffrey Lord'.
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