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Robert E Howard books

Robert E Howard is a famous fiction writer who attained a huge reputation in the literary world through his writings. The short stories that are composed of this writer are loved by the people. These are a combination of western and historical romance. He has contributed a lot to the world of fantasy through his stories, where the characters are etched with care. There are ruthless hard men who belong to Atlantis is a famous character. The Conan stories that are written by this person feature the young and energetic barbarian warrior who has a kingdom and rules with his wisdom and justice. The person is known for having a lot of energy. You can see the energy levels of the character in the movie with Arnold Schwarzeneggar. When you watch the scenes, it gives Goosebumps where the Conan is crucified by the enemy group. The vulture would bite the throat of the person when it comes closer to them.

Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard
Robert E Howard

However, the death of the writer is too early. He went into depression after the death of his mother. There are many stories that are left unpublished. The mythos of this writer is ingrained by the new writers of today’s age.

He was a famous writer of the 20th century and influenced many other authors to take his path. He is the person who has come up with a unique genre, which is known as the sword and sorcery genre. The hero who is iconic in his stories is Conan. There are many adventurous tales that are authored by this writer, along with desert tales. There are detective yarns and epic poetry.

Robert e. Howard books – Conan the barbarian stories

The series is always on the top list of the reader. There are many barbarian stories that are interesting and packed with actions and adventurers. By reading the book, it takes you to the world of adventure and makes you feel like everything is happening before your eyes. A few of the moments in the book are spine chilling. The collection of stories is interesting for anyone to read. The book will have everything about the swordsman, whose name is Conan. There are many fights that this superhero has to do with the harmful creatures, sorcerers, and enemy groups along with the thieves. Just with the single character named Conan, the author has come up with a series of stories and invented the genre known as sword and sorcery. There are 18 different stories that you can find in the barbarian book that is related to the dark fantasy. The stories are timeless and take you to the world of fantasy. Conan is the person who is the raw and dangerous youth who is daring. He takes adventures to steal anything and is also a swashbuckling pirate. He also dons the hat of the commander of the army groups. This series dominated the pulp tales in the 20th century.

Robert e. Howard books have a list of stories that you can find in this book are:

  • The Phoenix on the sword
    • It is a short story that is intriguing and authored by Robert Howard. It was published in the magazine. This is the tale through which the famous character Conan has come into the light. In the first story, he is portrayed as the King, and the later stories will take you to the past life of this personality who is a thief, pirate, and mercenary and playing many other roles. The story is all about how the middle-aged man would start to rule the Kingdom of Aquilonia.
  • The scarlet citadel
    • It is the story that is based on the sword and sorcery genre that shows the problems faced by the middle-aged King while fighting with the other Kingdoms. He tries to get out of jail with the help of an aid. The story also has a dangerous evil whose magic things would help to catch the Conan. The story is about Conan getting into a fight with his battalion. This group is caught by the giant crabs, and the King is put in a dungeon. However, he escapes and regains the Kingdom
  • The tower of the elephant
    • The story will take you back to this past life where he would try to steal the fabled gem from the dangerous tower. This gem would be with the perilous evil whose name is Yara. There are many science fictional elements you see in this story
  • Black colossus
    • Another beauty story from the Conan of Barbarian, which gained huge applause. The story plot is all about the famous wizard whose name is Thugra, who gets up after 3000 years by a person named Shevatas, who is the thief. This person would come into senses and goes to conquer Hyborian nations. He goes to Khoraja, which is a small Kingdom that is ruled by Yasmela, who becomes the prisoner of the neighboring kingdom. However, she got to learn from her ancestors that she has to offer the Kingdom defenses to the man she meets first. Then, she meets Conan, and this person showcases all the military tactics.
  • The Slithering Shadow
    • Yet another story from this list that is set in the backdrop of the Hyborian age where the hero, Conan, would find the lost city that is in the desert, and he gets to meet the Lovecraftian demon who is known as Thog. Conan and Natala, who are the two survivors in the army group, meet Thalis, and she falls for Conan. There is a rival for her, who is Natala; she kidnaps her and wants to sacrifice her to Thog. In the whole process, Thog attacks Thalis and devours her and then comes to Natala; seeing this, Conan comes to her rescue. However, Thallis escapes from the stomach of Thog, and Conan frees Natala.
  • The Pool of the black one
    • The story revolves around the pirate adventure where Conan would become the capital of the pirate vessel and goes to an island that is unknown. However, this mysterious place has a lot of power.
  • Rogues in the house
    • It is another story of the Hyborian age where Conan would get in between the fight with the powerful men to take the city under control. There is also a famous fight that you can enjoy between the ape and Conan. Before the story starts, Conan would kill the Priest, who is the corrupted person. He will be put in prison for turning intoxicated. When he was in jail, Murilo pays a visit to him. This person would set him free from the dungeon and gives a bag full of gold to kill Nabonidus. He would get special treatment by Murilo for giving a green signal to the offer that is thrown at him. However, when Conan is about to release, he is against put into the dungeon for unrelated corruption charges.  Before he is taken to prison, he breaks the skull of the person and escapes from the jail. He takes revenge on the lady because of whom he is put into prison. He gets to learn about the Murilo and Nabonidus are captured by a third party. Conan, along with the two other people, tries to gain access into the mansion of Nabonidus
  • Iron Shadows in the moonlight
    • It is yet another interesting story where the person who is the protagonist in the story, Conan, tries to escape from the remote  island where he gets to meet the Red Brotherhood, who looks like a skull creature and has an iron body
  • Queen of the black coast
    • It is the best story that everyone would enjoy in this book. It is all about the person named Conan, who turns to be a notorious pirate and scares people. He gets into the villages of Kush and its surroundings and meets the headstrong woman. There is a lot of romance in this story.
  • The devil in iron
    • The plot of the story is about the demon that turns so by stealing the sacred dagger. There is a trap laid for Conan to grab him to the island where the demon is residing. The plot some traces that you see in the iron shadows in the moonlight. When Conan lands on the island, he soon jumps into the battle with the giant serpent and iron fleshed Khosatral Khel.
  • The people of the black circle
    • This story is about how Conan would hatch a plan to kill the Black Seers of Yimsha.
  • A witch shall be born
    • The story revolves around the witch who would replace her twin sister to rule the state, and these results in the conflict with Conan, who is actually the guard of the queen. The sisters look alike. There are various elements in the story that would present barbarism and civilization.
  • Jewels of Gwahlur
    • The story revolves around many parties, including Conan, who would be continuously fighting and hunting for the treasure.
  • Beyond the black river
    • The tale of this story is much interesting and would revolve around the battle that is fought against the tribe of picts by the hero, Conan. The battle takes place in the unsettled lands that are very far away from the black river.
  • Shadows in Zamboula
    • The story would happen just in a night that is in the deserted city of Zamboula. There are many people who would be roaming in the streets of this city and are known as cannibals. There is a new character introduced in this series, called Baal-Pteor, who is the human who gives a tough competition to the lead.
  • Red Nails

The plot is about how Conan would get back the Heart of Ahriman by defeating the wizard and get back the throne of the Hyborian age.

All the stories are designed in the backdrop of the Hyborian age. It is the time before the ancient civilization came into force and after the deterioration of Atlantis.

Conan the adventure

The Conon adventure is another book for Robert e Howard that has a collection of short stories. It is written in the genre of sword and sorcery. The superhero of this book is also Conan. The stories were first published in Weird Tales. The stories would be related to how Conan has started the journey as a leader of the tribe in Vendhya and moved to the Black Kingdoms that is towards the south of the Stygia city. Eventually, at the end of the story, he would turn as the Zingaran buccaneer.

The first chapter has an introduction about the superhero, followed by the following stories:

  • The people of the black circle
  • The slithering shadow
  • Drums of Tombalku
  • The Pool of the black one

The people of the black circle are an interesting story of all the four. The story would happen in the backdrop of the Hyborian Age, where the hero of the tale would kidnap the beautiful and pretty princess of Vendhya. With the death of the Bunda Chanda, the empire of Vendhya is taken over by Yasmina, who is the sister of the King. She takes the oath to kill the people who have assassinated her brother. Soon, Conan would turn as the chief of Afghuli hill men. She, with his army group with take seven of the hill men people into custody and would want to use Conan as a weapon to destroy her enemies. She gets into the fortress where his peers are hiding and takes away Yasmina instead of seven men. Conan gets into the Afghuli village. The chief of the Wuzuli village would be killed by Khemsa, and the blame would be put on the Conan. With the help of the Aid of Yasmina, he escapes, but soon Khema would catch hold of Conan and Yasmina. They encounter a wizard between the fight, and Conan would be stunned with the spill by the rakshasas and get hold of Yasmina. There are other kingdoms that try their best to help Yasmina. With the advice that Conan receives from Khemsa, he would kill the Black seers successfully and rescue Yasmina.

However, you can see the two stories, the Pool of the black one and the slithering shadow, even in the Conan of barbarian stories.

Conan the Cimmerian

The Conan, the Cimmerian, has three different books authored by Robert e. Howard. These include:

The Coming of Conon the Cimmerian

This book has a set of 13 stories that are authored by Robert. People would love reading the stories that are published in the book. Even today, there are many fans that are showing interest in buying the book. This book is the best way to explore the Conan world. When you go through the book, it makes you feel like the character Conan is still alive in the form of stories. He does many jobs as a pirate, King, and so on. He would be efficient in stealing the gem, command the pirate ship, and escape from the dungeon that is full of harmful people. He is intelligent, and the decisions that are taken by this person would not have an impact on his past.

The stories that are covered in this book include:

  • Introduction part
  • Cimmeria
  • The Phoenix of the sword
  • The Frost Giant’s daughter
  • The God in the bowl
  • The tower of the elephant
  • The scarlet citadel
  • Queen of the black coast
  • Black colossus
  • Iron shadows in the moon
  • Xuthal of the dusk
  • The Pool of the black one
  • Rogues in the house
  • The vale of the lost women
  • The Devil in Iron
  • The Phoenix of the sword
  • The Hyborian age and lot of information about the Hyborian people

The next book that follows the Coming of Conon the Cimmerian is the Blood Crown of Conan. There are many science fiction stories that you can enjoy reading this book. However, this book is short, and you can only find three short stories that would engage and enthrall the readers with the adventures and action scenes that are narrated in the story. The Howard fans would fall in love with this book.  Robert has come up with the genre named sword and sorcery, which threw a light on the bold and most endearing characters Conan who is a king, slayer, barbarian, and reaver. The three stories in this book are long and interesting. The fans of Howard would enjoy reading the stories. It is an extreme pleasure for fantasy lovers.

It has three stories authored by Robert e Howard. These include:

  • The people of the black circle
  • The hour of the dragon
  • A witch shall be born

The other edition of the book that follows the Blood crown of Conan is the conquering sword of Conan. This book has a set of stories that are interesting. Here is the list of five stories that you can enjoy in this book include:

  • The servants of Bit Yakin
  • Beyond the black river
  • The black stranger
  • Man eaters of Zamboula
  • Red nails

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