Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Conan Chronicles: Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon (The Conan Chronicles, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Conan Chronicles: Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon (The Conan Chronicles, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Conan Chronicles: Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon (The Conan Chronicles #2)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  272 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Conan the Cimmerian: he rose from boy-thief and mercenary to become king of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nor demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian Age. Collected together for the first time anywhere in the world, in chronological o ...more
Paperback, 586 pages
Published April 26th 2001 by Millennium
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Conan Chronicles, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Conan Chronicles

Shadow and Claw by Gene WolfeSword and Citadel by Gene WolfeLittle, Big by John CrowleyTales of the Dying Earth by Jack VanceElric by Michael Moorcock
Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks
30th out of 62 books — 92 voters
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussNine Princes in Amber by Roger ZelaznyThe Blade Itself by Joe AbercrombieA Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
/r/PrintSF Recommends Fantasy Novels
49th out of 102 books — 33 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 472)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Joel Puga
"Hour of the Dragon" é, sem dúvida, a minha história favorita do Conan. Um grupo de rivais tenta depor Conan do trono de Aquilonia e, para esse fim, despertam o ancestral necromante Xaltotun. Depois de uma batalha inicial em que as suas forças são derrotadas, Conan parte numa enorme aventura para descobrir o único artefacto capaz de enviar Xaltotun de volta para a campa, o Coração de Ahriman. É incrível a quantidade de ambientes pela qual o nosso bárbaro favorito passa, as aventuras que vive, os ...more
El criterio editorial a la hora de ordenar estos relatos de Conan hizo que me terminara gustando más el primer volumen, que es el que reúne las historias más cortas (y en mi opinión las mejores) del bárbaro de Cimmeria. A pesar de eso la obra de Howard está por encima de la mayoría de la narrativa épica que me he encontrado jamás, y es increíble lo moderna que se siente a pesar de que muchos de los textos reunidos aquí tienen alrededor de ochenta años. Me gusta que este volumen incluya además un ...more
Phil Syphe
I rate Robert E. Howard as the most imaginative author that I've ever read. His creative powers are perhaps the most notable in the world of Conan. Howard's detailed map of the fictitious Hyborean Age and its history, including that leading up to the time of Conan's birth, are exceptional.

I've read some of the stories featured in this collection twice before, first in my pre- and early teens, secondly in my early twenties. Other stories here are brand new to me. I read a lot of fantasy and sword
I have read this book before and I realized it about half way through. I don't think I ever finished it the first time though and if I recall correctly that may because I was in the middle of reading this as I had to leave for basic training 11 or so years ago.

This is a great book and unfortunately I have not read the other one, the first part of the collection. Or at least not all of it, but who honestly knows. The way that Howard's stories have been printed and reprinted dozens of times with
Incredible stories of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E Howard. They work brilliantly through the pure energy the stories thrive on, almost like Conan is in a bar retelling his stories to a group of spectators, animating out all the action in his grand gusto. This collection is better than the first, mainly because the first one had some by-the-number stories whilst this includes the likes of Red Nails and Hour of the Dragon. Hour of the Dragon was sadly Robert E Howard's only completed novel but ...more
Justin Barker
Conan the ultimate man! Hard as nails and a cavorter of women! What are the best things in life Conan? To have a chocolate doughnut, read a good comic book and be in a World of your own, hmm, not quite the same, as to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women!
Reading one of the novellas every now and then. Red Nails left me a little underwhelmed - it's interesting because of the historical context, but it's not aged well.
Florin Pitea
Read it. Loved it. Recommended. For a detailed review, please visit my blog:
Robert E. Howard taught me that there's no problem which can't be solved by "iron thews," "leather wrapped broadsword," and "supple breasts."
Superb, really haven't aged. As good today as ever!
Iain Watson
Conan Chronicles, The by Robert E. Howard (2001)
Amr Alfaisal
Amr Alfaisal marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2015
Camila O.
Camila O. marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2015
Analise Kite
Analise Kite marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2015
Macclint marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2015
Bill marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Sea-Kings of Mars and Otherworldly Stories
  • Time And The Gods
  • The Emperor of Dreams
  • Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams
  • The Second Book of Lankhmar
  • The Mark of the Beast and Other Horror Tales (Dover Horror Classics)
  • The Green Pearl and Madouc (Lyonesse, #2-3)
  • The Well of the Unicorn
  • Three Hearts and Three Lions
  • Mistress of Mistresses
  • Darker Than You Think
  • The Complete Compleat Enchanter
  • Elric
  • Conan The Formidable
  • Voice of Our Shadow
  • A Voyage to Arcturus
  • Peace
  • The Mabinogion Tetralogy
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 p
More about Robert E. Howard...

Other Books in the Series

The Conan Chronicles (2 books)
  • The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle(The Conan Chronicles, #1)
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan the Cimmerian, #1) The Conquering Sword of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #3) Conan of Cimmeria (Conan 2) The Bloody Crown of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #2) Conan (Book 1)

Share This Book