Conan the Rebel (Conan the Barbarian)
A grand adventure of the mighty thewed barbarian, from one of Fantasy’s biggest names
Conan, The name has inspired generations, one that resounds through time immemorial. Yet it all began with a handful of stories from Robert E. Howard. In the decades since, there have been feature films, television and comic book series, and numerous spin-off novels. In 1979, Poul Anders...more
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My point exactly.
Hey, Conan, what is best in life?
“To crush enemy, see him driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the vomen.”
And so we come to Poul Anderson’s contribution to the ...more
The most hilarious part of Conan The Rebel is when Tothapis and Nehekba making a hissing noise any time they mention the god, Mitra:
"And once he is corrupted in the priggish eyes of Mitra... s-s-s-s... once he is enslaved to me, ah, then ...more
I was feeling the need to read something different, so as I walked past the new books section at the library I saw a Conan book. I've never read Conan, but one of my cousins is a giant fan and I respect his opinion on books so I picked it up.
The plot was pretty simple (hero gets even with sworn enemies who have wronged him in many ways, along the way he gets to use a magical weapon and fulfill some prophecy), but it was entertaining enough, especially in the middle. The ending was way ...more
Take an iconic fantasy hero, add in a pretty good story line, and then a vocabulary that made me reach for the dictionary several times and you end up with a great book. If this is Poul Anderson's style I will definitely be looking for more books by him. I enjoyed the sometimes obscure wording, the sentence structure, and the descrip ...more
Sin embargo sigo prefiriendo los relatos originales de Robert E Howard ya que Conan siempre es mejor cuando sale de la pluma de su creador.
Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous a ...more