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CONAN in all his glory:

Amid the treachery of pirates, the intrigue of a doomed count, the fury of savage Picts, the flashing eyes and flowing hair of beautiful women, fierce swordplay and the deadly vengeance of a black magician, the greatest her Hyboria has ever known picks his way like a clever and deadly hunting cat. For Conan knows what he wants - and what he must do t
Mass Market Paperback, Illustrated edition, 192 pages
Published July 1st 1980 by Ace Books
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Aug 28, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it
This is version a of Robert E. Howard's story, The Black Stranger, which has been slightly expanded and revised by L. Sprague de Camp.

A rollicking adventure of pirates, savages, exiled aristocrats, hidden treasure, evil wizards, fiendish demons and, of course, damsels in distress. Through this Conan cuts a bloody swathe, but uses brain as much as brawn to enmesh his opponents in an intrigue of greed and distrust by which he hopes to divide and conquer, and haul away the treasure for himself.

May 23, 2013 Chad rated it it was amazing
OK, 5 stars might be a little high, maybe not the best Robert E. Howard story, but I loved re-reading it. I wrote a book report on it when I was in 5th grade. I remember drawing a poster of Conan as part of the report. I used a picture of Conan by John Buscema and Alfred Alcala from a Savage Sword of Conan for reference. I replaced the flagon of ale in the original drawing with a broadsword - cuz violence is more acceptable than inebriation, or something. Even in 5th grade I was nerdy enough to ...more
Dec 31, 2008 Charles rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Another rewritten Robert E. Howard story by L. Sprague De Camp. Howard had two versions of this basic story, a Conan one and a Black Vulmea one. I like the Black Vulmea one best. This book also really added some negatives to the story from my point of view.

On the other hand, the interior illustrations by Estaban Maroto are pretty good.
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Feb 16, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it did not like it
Robert E. Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited. This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howard's stories. I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read. Message me if you need a li ...more
Keith Bell
Sep 01, 2015 Keith Bell rated it really liked it
L. Sprague de Camp does a fair patch up of a Howard classic. Read this many times over the years.
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Apr 28, 2012 Craig Halloran rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite Robert E. Howard stories. I am re-reading it now. It is also known as The Black Stranger.
Great cover, and incredibly illustrated, the drawings are what I love about this novel.
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Originally published as The Black Stranger
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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."

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