Conan the Freebooter [Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague De Camp] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Conan the Freebooter Rare, Collectible. Publication: Conan the Freebooter Publication Record # Cover: Conan the Freebooter () • by Boris Vallejo (variant of Conan de. Conan the Freebooter is a collection of five fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s seminal sword.

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Needless to say, Conan makes mincemeat out of him.

Conan the Freebooter

This article about a collection of fantasy short stories is a stub. Sprague de Camp Sphere: I enjoyed them, maybe not so much as the pure Howard stories, but they are good. It takes itself a bit more seriously, but just a bit, and the stories are wonderfully simple but set in a complex setting. Januaro – In these stories from Conan’s late twenties, the Cimmerian is a mercenary with the Free Company in the city-states of Shem and the lands to the north and east, a war leader of the steppe-raiding Kozaki, and finally a soldier in the service of the kingdom of Kauran.

You’d better find yourself a hole and read Crime and Punishment.

Conan the Freebooter by Howard, Robert E

This was from the most interesting time in Conan’s career, when he was moving from kingdom to kingdom and selling his sword to whomever could afford to pay. Still, some very good atmosphere. Conan is now leading a Red Brotherhood band of pirates, and a general has been sent to clear them out. It is interesting that Conan seems to prefer the life of the wanderer as opposed to being stuck in a single place.


An ancient sorcerer rises from the tomb, bent on world conquest. A vague shadow crossed his mind like a prophecy. Sprague de Camp’s liberties with non-Conan stories.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sorry got it wrong, this isn’t the first book in the series. Black Colossus – Robert E. It is more a horror story than a fantasy story it could have taken place at any ffreebooter where pirate ships ruled the seas.

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The character never dies As always, good entertainment with fast paced storylines not burdened with character development or messaging. Sometimes thr seems that they recommend every single book that they have read. It is not great literature by any means, but it is great pulp fiction, and very entertaining.

M and N Media Condition: Explore the Home Gift Guide. If, on the other hand, you insist on realism in your readin–if you must have novels about introverts suffering in a brutal world–if your meat is something “close to the soil” or concerned with psychopathology or the state of the world, then, my friend, this book is not for you.


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Unfortunately, the introduction doesn’t give information on when these were written, so they could have been earlier in Howard’s brief writing career. It still had great action, exotic locations, and mysterious supernatural forces, but they didn’t congeal as well. Honestly, I generally read the reviews on my feed, or freebokter that I have read, and engage with people that way.

Don’t look for hidden philosophical meanings or intellectual puzzles in the yarns–they aren’t there. Howard Lancer, NY Conan is the man and I must say I wish the character would be remade into a new set of movies.

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The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian: May 19, Dave Tindall rated it it was amazing. Leider handelt es sich aber nur um einen Versuch, den Conan-Kult weiter auszuwringen. View all 3 comments.

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